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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Celebrating 50 Years at Gombe
Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to note that today marks the 50th anniversary of Jane Goodall beginning her groundbreaking research at Tanzania's Gombe National Park. Read reflections on 50 years at Gombe (including a story from Lincoln Park Zoo scientist Elizabeth Lonsdorf) and learn more about the zoo's work to preserve Gombe's chimpanzees.
Gombe Field Diaries
Lincoln Park Zoo is partnering with the Jane Goodall Institute to study and conserve chimpanzees in Tanzania’s Gombe National Park, the site of Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking research. Our Gombe field diaries feature updates as scientists monitor chimpanzee health, study ape behavior and experience life in Gombe.
As director of the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Lonsdorf leads Lincoln Park Zoo efforts in Gombe National Park.
Rachel Santymire, Ph.D.
An endocrinologist in the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, Santymire studies stress and reproduction in Gombe's chipmanzees.
A graduate student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, Matt is studying how levels of play in Gombe¹s chimpanzees influence stress, development and reproductive success.
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