Gombe

Gombe's Oldest Chimpanzee

 

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.

 

Another Foodie Blog Entry

Latin Name: Vitex fischeri

Local Name:  Mpapa

 

Mpapa trees grow in the valleys and lower slopes of Gombe National Park in Tanzania. The trees are tall, up to 70 feet high, and typically possess one straight trunk. The fruiting season usually takes place between late March and the end of April. During a good year, mpapa is one of the most important chimpanzee foods.

 

Weapons

An example of tool use, chimpanzees use rocks and sticks as weapons to intimidate and fend off others.

Gombe Stream Research Center

Advancing science, including Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary findings about chimpanzee behavior
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The Gombe Stream Research Center was founded in 1965 to advance Jane Goodall’s revolutionary findings about chimpanzee tool-making and other behaviors.

Researching Wild Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees can offer us a great deal of insight into our evolutionary past, as well as into our future.

Because chimpanzees are so biologically and socially similar to humans, they offer us a great deal of insights into our evolutionary past, as well as into our future. As we observe and document the world of chimpanzees, we learn more about our own behaviors and social patterns, our impact on the ecosystem, and even our ability to spread disease.

Jane’s classic books re-released with new material!

Those of you who first came to know of Jane Goodall through her seminal books about the chimpanzees of Gombe, In the Shadow of Man and Through a Window, will be happy to know that the books have been re-released in new, updated editions
 
In the Shadow of Man, first released in 1971, is an overview of Jane’s world-renowned field study of chimpanzees in Tanzania, covering the years through 1970 and including the major discovery of tool use.
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