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Welcome to the newsest Jane Goodall Institute blog. Check back daily for a round-up of the most important and fascinating news about chimpanzees and other great apes. If you know of interesting chimp news, send it here.

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.

For Immediate Release: BRINGCOM PARTNERS WITH THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE TO IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY FOR FLAGSHIP SITES

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2015) – Fifty-five years ago, when Jane Goodall arrived on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, her communications technology was limited to some notebooks and a supply of pens and pencils.  Today, the work Dr. Goodall started continues at Gombe Stream Research Center, providing data for countless studies and as well as critical information about habitat health and land use.

From "Pet" to Protected: Chembo's Story

Chembo knows what it is to feel trapped. The chimpanzee lived alone for six years in a cramped cage as a “pet” in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Unable to climb or walk, incapable of socializing or playing, Chembo’s legs atrophied over the years, wasting away her natural strength.

55 Years at Gombe: Q and A With Jane on Growth of Life's Work

In 1960, anthropologist Louis Leakey sent Jane Goodall, a 26 year old native of England with no college degree or scientific experience, to Africa with a mission: learn everything she could about wild chimpanzees. Leakey hoped that information on chimpanzees would shed light on human’s evolutionary past. But for Goodall, studying the chimpanzees just to learn more about them was reward enough.

55 Years at Gombe: Q and A With Jane on Origins of Life Work

In 1960, anthropologist Louis Leakey sent Jane Goodall, a 26 year old native of England with no college degree or scientific experience, to Africa with a mission: learn everything she could about wild chimpanzees. Leakey hoped that information on chimpanzees would shed light on human’s evolutionary past. But for Goodall, studying the chimpanzees just to learn more about them was reward enough.

Make a Difference: Dr. Jane Goodall

Stunning new video narrated by Dr. Jane Goodall. With special thanks to award-winning director Steve Gordon of Untitled Films.

For Immediate Release: JANE GOODALL’S LONG TERM WILD CHIMPANZEE STUDY MARKS 55TH ANNIVERSARY

Research continues over five decades after famous primatologist first arrived in what is now Gombe National Park.

 

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.

Gombe and Beyond: Celebrating 55 Years of Dr. Goodall's Pioneering Research with Wild Chimpanzees

July 14, 2015 marks the 55th anniversary of the first time Dr. Jane Goodall set foot in what is now known as Gombe Stream National Park and launched her pioneering research with wild chimpanzees. 

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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