Gombe is located in what is now Tanzania, Africa. Dr. Goodall arrived in Gombe on July 14th, 1960, hoping to observe a group of wild chimpanzees living there. In the first few weeks, her time in Gombe proved to be very frustrating for her, as the chimpanzees were very shy and fled if they saw her. Gombe was home to the first group of chimpanzees that Jane studied.
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"A sense of calm came over me. More and more often I found myself thinking, 'This is where I belong. This is what I came into this world to do.'" Dr. Jane Goodall- English ethologist & zoologist (1934 - )
Important Chimpanzees of Gombe
"The chimpanzee imprisoned behind bars is bad tempered in maturity, morose, moody, and frequently rather obscene; in his freedom he is majestic even when excited and, for the most part, dignified and good natured." Dr. Jane Goodall- English ethologist & zoologist (1934 - )
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