Chimpanzees

Our closest cousins Here at the Jane Goodall Institute UK, we support the protection of the Critically Endangered Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) in Senegal. In South Africa and Republic of Congo, we support sanctuaries ran by other Jane Goodall Institutes that provide safe havens for chimpanzees who have been...

Gombe

Gombe – a place of wonder & discovery When a young Jane Goodall entered the forests of Gombe back in 1960, the world knew very little about chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and even less about their unique genetic kinship to humans. Aged just 26, with no formal scientific training, Jane therefore...