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Brothers & Sisters: Gombe's Siblings

                     
 
Just like human children, chimpanzee siblings will play, squabble and compete for the attention of their mother. Often, the bond between siblings will last for years.

The Famous Chimps of Gombe

Written By: Elodie Freymann
 
Over the course of her life, Dr. Jane Goodall has observed and recorded the habits of many of the wild chimpanzees living in Gombe National Park. When Jane first arrived in 1960, little was known about the complexities of primate behavior. Though Jane made many remarkable discoveries during her first few years in the field, one of her most ground-breaking realizations was that chimpanzees experience emotions previously believed to be uniquely human. Through years of patient observation and thorough research, Dr.

With the increased commercialization of the illegal bushmeat trade across Central and Western Africa, thousands of adult chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife species like elephants and gorillas are killed every year.

The illegal, commercial bushmeat trade is not driven by the need to feed local people. Instead, this meat ends up in city markets and expensive restaurants throughout Equatorial Africa.

 

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With the increased commercialization of the illegal bushmeat trade across Central and Western Africa, thousands of adult chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife species like elephants and gorillas are killed every year.
 
The illegal, commercial bushmeat trade is not driven by the need to feed local people.

The Jane Goodall Institute began as an organization that supported scientists conducting long-range, non-invasive research of wild chimpanzees. Over the decades JGI has grown, and so has our mission.

Termite Fishing at Gombe

It is the beginning of the termite fishing season at Gombe National Park.  During this season, chimpanzees spend a considerable amount of time searching and extracting termites from mounds.  Termites are small, nutritious insects.  However, due to the insect’s small size, termite fishing requires patience and hard work.

 

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