Chimpanzees

Chimp Patrol

Male chimpanzees silently work together to patrol and protect their territory.

Finding Chimps

Even after 15 years of following chimps, JGI videographer Bill Wallauer still has a hard time keeping up with them and has to use the tricks he has learned to find them.

Waterfall Displays

Chimpanzees at Gombe National Park in Tanzania often become animated during rainstorms and around waterfalls.

Happy Thanksgiving from Jane

Jane wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving

Make A Difference

From Oct. 16 to Nov. 30, 2010 the Jane Goodall Institute will be showing this 15 second ad on the CBS "Super Screen" in Times Square. Make a difference today and help us protect wild chimpanzees.

The Jane Goodall Institute Commends NAPSA

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) applauds the recent creation of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA). Founded by the directors of some of the best great ape sanctuaries in North America, the mission of NAPSA is, “To advance the welfare of captive primates through exceptional sanctuary care, collaboration, and outreach.”

Fifi

A curious two year old when Dr. Jane Goodall started her research at Gombe, Fifi grew up to become a strong female and a very successful mother.

House Committee Approves Great Ape Conservation Measure

The Jane Goodall Institute welcomed yesterday’s decision by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources to approve a bill that would provide a critical increase in resources for great ape conservation. The Institute applauds U.S. Congressman George Miller (D-CA), a member of the committee, who was lead sponsor of the Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization Amendments Act of 2010 (H.R.

Jane's Journal: Excerpt from July 14, 1960

14th July 1960

“We really did manage to get off today. We woke at dawn ... Left about 9 and arrived about 11. The fisherman were all along the beaches frying their dagga fish. It looked as though patches of sand had been whitewashed. Above, the mountains rose up steeply behind the beaches. The slopes were thickly covered with accacia and other trees -Miombo woodland? Every so often a stream cascaded down the vallys between the ridges, with its thick fringe of forest -the home of the chimps.

Jane's first big discovery: chimps eat meat

At 7:40 a.m. on October 30, sitting on her Peak, Jane heard a wild commotion in the treetops below her. She heard some "angry little screams," and finally saw 1 of 3 chimpanzees grasping something pink. Two bushpigs ran around the base of the tree, and chased a smaller chimpanzee up it. Baboons tried to get close, snarling and skirmishing with the chimps. Eventually the chimp with the coveted goods moved out onto a high, bare branch and Jane could see he was holding a piece of carcass.

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