Great Apes

Chimpanzee Mother and Child

Maternal bonds are a critical part of chimpanzee development. This video looks at Fifi, one of Gombe's most successful mothers, and how she cared for and nurtured her offspring.

An Adventure for Golden and Glitter

Gombe's twin females are an adventurous pair with a taste for flying termites.

Tool Use

Jane Goodall's discovery that chimpanzees make and use tools changed the way scientists defined Man. The Gombe chimpanzees fashion several kinds of tools, including probes for "fishing" termites out of mounds.

The Jane Goodall Institute Mourns the Passing of Africa's Oldest-Known Chimpanzee

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Claire Gwatkin Jones
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In Memoriam: Gregoire, 1942-2008

One of the animal world's most incredible stories of resilience and happy endings came to a quiet close yesterday: Gregoire, Africa's oldest known chimpanzee and a national hero in the Republic of Congo, died in his sleep.

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