Chimpanzees

Weapons

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

Staff Spotlight: Dr. Deus Mjungu

As a young child, Dr. Mjungu was interested in the wildlife of his Tanzanian hometown.  Today, Dr. Mjungu manages the operations of and blogs about chimpanzee research at Gombe National Park. 

Tchimpounga's Latest Arrival

JGI Rescues Alex, A Young Orphaned Chimpanzee

On July 28, 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Debby Cox was shopping in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, when she received a call about a baby chimpanzee who had been confiscated by authorities and brought to the local Ministry of Water and Forest.  Debby picked up the chimpanzee and brought him immediately to JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

Tension at Gombe

In his latest blog entry, Dr. Deus Mjungu, Gombe Stream Research Center’s director of chimpanzee research, writes of tracking two chimpanzees at Gombe National Park.

Learning

Young chimps learn how to use tools from watching and imitating others.

Chimpanzees Make & Use Tools

Jane Goodall made revolutionay findings when she first started observing wild chimpanzee behavior in Gombe,

How Can We Save Them?

How can we even try to save the chimpanzees and forests if the people are so obviously struggling to survive? - Dr. Goodall.

Learn about JGI's efforts to protect wild chimpanzees through

Early Days

What was Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve like when Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived, and how did she get there?

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Super Kodo Enviro Kid's Videos

Check out this video about JGI's latest crowd funding effort for seven new episodes of its popular environmental education series for kids.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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