Gombe Stream National Park
|Gombe National Park|
Chimpanzees at Gombe NP
|Area||35 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|Visitors||1854 (in 2012)|
|Governing body||Tanzania National Parks Authority|
The Park can only be reached by boat.
Wild life[change | change source]
Chimpanzees[change | change source]
The Park is most famous as the place where Jane Goodall did her research on the chimpanzee groups. The Kasakela chimpanzee community, featured in several books and documentaries, lives in Gombe Stream National Park.
- "Goodall's Gombe data have also led researchers to take a closer look at the role that hunting plays in chimp feeding habits. One recent Gombe study, for instance, concluded that the 45 members of one troop ate a ton of monkey meat per year. During one hunting binge, chimps killed 71 colobus monkeys in 68 days; one chimp alone killed 42 monkeys over five years. All told, chimps may kill and eat a third of the Gombe’s colobus population each year".
Other wildlife[change | change source]
Gombe Stream's high levels of diversity make it an increasingly popular tourist destination. Besides chimpanzees, primates living in Gombe Stream include beachcomber olive baboons, Red Colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys.
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gombe Stream National Park.|
- "Tanzania National parks Corporate Information". Tanzania Parks. TANAPA. Archived from the original on 20 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- Tanzania National Parks: “Gombe Stream National Park”, 2008. Archived 2010-02-01 at WebCite
- The Jane Goodall Institute: “Gombe Stream Research Center”, 2008. Archived 2009-03-30 at the Wayback Machine
- PBS: Nature- Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, 1996. Archived 2010-02-01 at WebCite
- Goodall J. (1986). The Chimpanzees of Gombe: patterns of behavior. Harvard University Press. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-674-11649-8.
- Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees. PBS.Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees - Our Closest Relatives | Nature | PBS
- African ape study sites: Gombe National Park, Tanzania, 1999. Archived 2010-02-01 at WebCite