chimpanzees

Titan

Mischievous Titan's craving for attention makes him a menace in the community.

Titan's Dirt Dance

 

Titan shows that human children aren't the only ones who like to play in the dirt.

How do researchers name baby chimpanzees?

 

Anna Mosser, JGI's Director of Field Research in Gombe, explains the process of naming Gombe's newest residents.

Chimp Calls

Like humans, chimpanzees communicate in many ways. They can communicate a message in the way they hold their bodies or reach out to each other. They can communicate in the faces they make, and in how they touch each other. And, of course they communicate through sounds and calls.

Gaia

Gaia has always had a strong maternal instinct, helping her mother Gremlin in raising the twins. Now Gaia is ready to have a child of her own.

'Discover' Article: "AIDS And The Virtues of Slow-Cooked Science"

“...[O]nly the slow-cooked science pioneered by Jane Goodall allowed scientists to discover one of the most fundamental facts about a virus that has become one of the most devastating scourges humanity has faced in modern history. Slow-cooked science may provide more clues in the future–but only if its value is recognized, and only if chimpanzees can survive SIV and all the other threats to their survival these days.”

Chimpanzee Facts

Chimpanzees are one of four types of “great ape.” The great apes are: chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans.

Wild chimpanzees only live in Africa.

What It Takes: A JGI Overview

Learn about JGI's work in Africa and around the world: chimpanzee behavioral research at Gombe National Park in Tanzania, our Tchimpounga sanctuary for chimp orphans, our work with communities to promote sustainable livelihoods, and our global youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots.

Introducing Twins Golden and Glitter

The only known living twin chimpanzees in the wild, Golden and Glitter rely not only on the love and nurturing of their mother Gremlin and older sister Gaia, but on the strong bond they have with each other.

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Wounda's Journey

Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.