In Celebration of World Chimpanzee Day
Jane Goodall Interviewed by Neil Degrasse Tyson
This Startalk Radio interview is complete with Jane’s first-hand chronicle of her time in Gombe. It also includes commentary from an anthropologist, primatologist, and as always with the podcast a bit of comedic interjection too. They discuss her introduction to observing animal behavior as a child, her strategy to observing chimpanzees in the wild, how they proved the skeptics wrong, how the years of research have blurred the defining lines between humans and other species, and humanity’s obligation to serve as stewards of the environment.
Jane Goodall: A History
Chimp Trekking for World Chimpanzee Day
You can view a short clip of chimpanzee vocalizations from Darcie’s trip to Uganda below:
Did You Know?
- There are five great ape species: chimpanzee, bonobo, orangutans, gorillas, and humans.
- Humans and chimpanzees are closer to each other than either are to gorillas with 98.8% shared DNA between humans and chimpanzees.
- A chimpanzee named Ayumu is the record-holding memory champion, beating out the British memory champion known for his ability to memorize an entire stack of cards. Ayumu can memorize his numbers after seeing them for 210 milliseconds! Here is a video to show off his skills: