GOMBE, Tanzania — If you’ve ever wanted to roam among the chimpanzee habitat Jane Goodall studied, Google has made it possible.
The company has used its street view technology to take us to Mt. Everest, the Florida Keys, and eventhrough time. Now, it is offering an opportunity to check out Goodall’s favorite spot and view beautiful Tanzanian wilderness and chimpanzees alongside researchers.
“Gombe National Park is a unique ecosystem that is home to the most well-documented chimpanzee population living in the wild,” Google wrote. “Over 50 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall began her work here, and the legacy of scientific discovery and conservation continues to this day through the Jane Goodall Institute.”
Map captions identify chimpanzees the institute has studied along with their social status in the chimp community, and offer insights into what researchers are recording and what changes are taking place in the habitat of chimpanzees.