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A captive chimpanzee and orangutan take to the pool in the first documented video of apes swimming, a new study says.
On the heals of a poacher, chasing chimps doesn’t seem so hard.
The forces of the forest make searching for chimpanzees, alive or dead, a challenge.
Even with high-tech methods, measuring body size in wild chimpanzees is difficult.
Primates can quickly recall something learned three years before, suggesting that memories are not uniquely human, a new study says.
Bee stings to the face, deadly serpents, and raging arson fires…no day is the same for a chimp researcher in Uganda.
Living with chimps may not do wonders for your communication abilities, but it just might pay off in a better understanding of theirs.
With the scarcity of ripe fruit at Gombe over the last month and a half, the chimps have spread out across the park in order to avoid intense feeding competition. While, currently, this might be the best foraging strategy, it can be awfully lonely.
With foraging chimps coming up with little more than a few hard, bright green fruits, it wasn’t surprising when one tried his odds at catching a more satisfying meal.
The Gombe chimps have disappeared, turning us into detectives as well as biologists. While days can go by without any sign of the chimps, occasionally we get clues to their whereabouts.
Nowadays we don’t stop much to eat, balancing coffee in the car, scarfing a sandwich on the subway and grabbing a pretzel on the street as we race around town. For the month of April, the chimps have adopted our busy lifestyle thanks to the availability of their very own grab-n-go food, budyenkende.
Last decade, Frodo was the villain in Gombe, beating down chimps, monkeys, and humans alike on his journey to the top. Nowadays, the retired alpha-male has adopted a new lifestyle as distinguished as the grey hair coating his back.
What is it like to follow chimpanzees? Relaxing then action-packed. Strenuous but peaceful. Habitual yet unpredictable. While no two days are ever alike, here is a glimpse into a “standard” day in the life of a chimpanzee researcher at Gombe National Park.
Coinciding with celebrations of Spring taking place in the Northern Hemisphere, the return of the rains to Gombe National Park has brought a spray of a different kind to brighten up the gloom.
Bold chimpanzees from Gombe National Park’s central community ventured past the protection of their home territory to revel in the two things that may cause just about any male to risk his life.
Mpapa fruit is in season, and it’s making a big impact on the chimps of Gombe and my research into the sounds they make.
In which I return to Gombe National Park to observe the behavior of wild chimpanzees. Luckily, I had a chance to pack this time or I really would be living with the apes.
This week, we survive being attacked by a rhino while riding an elephant, we help plan South Africa’s answer to the Appalachian Trail, and we learn about the burial place of one of history’s greatest rulers – Genghis Khan.
Given all our remarkable similarities, what is the most important difference between chimp and human society?
When people begin to worry about their mortality, they might fight the blues by buying a fancy sports car, having an affair, or even getting a toupee. But, what is a great ape to do?
Jane Goodall realized early on that we won’t be able to take care of animals and the environment until we’re able to take care of each other. In that spirit, the Jane Goodall Institute is asking us all to make a pledge to cultivate peace in our daily lives throughout the year.
In “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” the apes become smart enough to revolt against humans. Just how smart are apes, and how apelike are humans? Take a look at what National Geographic magazine has to say on the subject.
Half a century after beginning her storied field research on the lives of Gombe’s chimpanzees, Jane Goodall and her non-profit institute have bestowed their Global Leadership Award on National Geographic, which funded much of her pioneering work. By Ford Cochran As celebrated in the October 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine, this year marks the…
By Rachel Kaufman When Jane Goodall speaks, you get this feeling like you could quit your job and move to the jungle to save animals, and it wouldn’t be that crazy. No, when Jane speaks, you feel like you should. And that you’d actually make a difference. Why not, anyway? That’s what she did in…