JGI videographer Bill Wallauer reflects on the first chimpanzee he encountered in Gombe, Prof, the musical chimp of Gombe.

Chimp Videographer Bill Wallauer

For 15 years, Bill Wallauer scrambled up and down the hills and valleys of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, camera in hand, filming the daily dramas of the world’s most famous chimpanzee society. Chimpanzee births, dominance displays, infanticide attempts, encounters with snakes, the mysterious waterfall and rain “dances” – he has seen all of this and more.


Male chimpanzees use displays of power to establish their position within the community.


Love is in the air!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with these delightful Ecards featuring chimpanzees from JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

These Ecards, which feature messages submitted by JGI's Facebook Follwers, are adorable and environmentally friendly. 


A rite of passage, almost every young chimp gets lost from their mother at some point during their exploration.


Dr. Goodall's statement in support of Great Ape Conservation Act

Below is a statement Dr. Goodall submitted today to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife. She urges reauthorization of this important act.

Dear Chairwoman Bordallo and Members of the Subcommittee:

"World's Oldest Chimpanzee Twins Gain Facebook Following"

Discovery News is helping people discover the twins.  Check it out here.

Become a Facebook fan of Golden and Glitter.

Termite Fishing

An example of tool use, chimpanzees use sticks as fishing rods to catch termites from their mounds.

Kouilou, Shanga, Mosengo and Betou

Meet Kouilou, Shanga, Mosengo and Betou, four orphan chimpanzees starting their new lives at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo.

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