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Are you busy on 23rd April 2017? If not, why don’t you do something amazing and run the VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). JGI UK has two guaranteed places in this year’s marathon.

Goodbye La Vieille

This December 11, 2016, we said goodbye to La Vieille, a gentle old soul who lived at JGI’s Tchimpounga sanctuary for 24 years.


When it comes to chimpanzees, the fight to be on top is key for access to mates and food. Ferdinand, 24, who has been alpha male of his group at Gombe for eight years was recently challenged by none other than his Nephew, Fudge, 19. Fudge came out the victor and is now the new alpha male at Gombe.