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Study at Tchimpounga Reveals Similarities in Chimp and Human Gambling Preferences

A recent behavioral study conducted by Duke University at two African great ape sanctuaries, including the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, investigated how chimpanzees and bonobos make decisions when faced with different options. The study’s findings indicate that, similar to humans, the two species are more apt to gamble when they know the odds than when they do not.

Jane Goodall to be featured on 60 Minutes. Sunday Oct 24, 2010 7PM EDT on CBS Televsion Network

On Sunday’s 60 MINUTES, chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall perfectly imitates the chimps she knows so well, who, as the closest animal relative to man, display emotions like fear, laughter and happiness. Watch a clip.  Goodall takes Lara Logan back to the forests of Tanzania to reunite with the chimpanzees she lived with for decades, whose numbers are dwindling now due to poaching and habitat loss.

JGI and Holtkamper: Helping Save Chimpanzees in Uganda

By Dr. Peter Apell, Veterinarian & Programs Manager for the Jane Goodall Institute-Uganda.


JGI’s Dr. Peter Apell

Thanks to a recent donation from Holtkamper, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is now able to care more effectively for injured chimpanzees in Uganda.

JGI Praises U.S. Congress for Approval of Wildlife Postage Stamp

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) applauds Wednesday’s passage of a bill to help supplement existing endangered species protection funds. The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010 (H.R. 1454) offers the public a convenient way to support the conservation of great apes, tigers, rhinos, elephants, and marine turtles through the purchase of a special postage stamp. Fifteen cents from the sale of each stamp will be directed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help support operations of the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF).

Dr. Goodall writes NIH Director Collins on behalf of Alamogordo chimpanzees

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that by 2011 it will transfer nearly 200 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico to a San Antonio, Texas, lab for use in invasive research.  Many of these chimpanzees are elderly and have already been subjected to years of invasive research.  New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and actor Gene Hackman, among others, have expressed concern about the transfer.  Dr. Goodall also weighed in on the matter in a recent letter to NIH Director Dr.

July 14 Anniversary Makes Headlines Around the World

The 50th anniversary of Jane’s arrival in Gombe on July 14, 2010, made headlines around the world.  Global coverage included CNN International, BBC and Voice of America, while stateside stories appeared everywhere from The Washington Post and the Associated Press This Day in History feature to CNN and

Going Big!

Wonderful news! The Congolese government recently ratified a decree to expand the Tchimpounga Nature Reserve by 750 percent.

JGI Loves Wild Things!

Now through November 8, 2009, the world’s largest exhibition and sale of original illustrations from the collection of acclaimed artist and author, Maurice Sendak, will take place at Animazing Gallery in New York’s SoHo.  The exhibit includes over 200 pieces spanning more than 20 years of Sendak’s work, including art from Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” book and opera.  

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