Great Apes

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gombe: 50 Years of Research and Inspiration

This year, all over the world, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering chimpanzee research and her inspiring vision for our future.

Dr. Jane Goodall's Thoughts on Gombe 50

Dr. Goodall shares what fifty years of research at Gombe National Park means to her.

Sponging

An example of tool use, chimpanzees dip leaves into streams to soak up water to drink.

Prof

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

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