On July 14th, we celebrate these remarkable beings and raise awareness about the vital need for worldwide participation in their welfare, protection, and conservation. July 14, 1960 is the day Dr. Jane Goodall first stepped foot in what is now Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, to study wild chimpanzees.
Dr. Goodall called attention to the remarkable chimpanzee and to this day advocates on their behalf. With each of us making a difference, we can ensure a future for chimpanzees in the wild and in captivity.
World chimpanzee day History
The Goodall Institute global network of chapters and Roots & Shoots Offices celebrates World Chimpanzee Day, along side many other NGOs and individuals round the globe, in honor of the day in 1960 when our founder, Dr. Goodall , first stepped foot in what’s now Gombe Stream park to review wild chimpanzees.
The day are going to be a celebration of our closest living relatives as being unique, inherently important and essential to their ecosystems, and therefore the most like us within the entire Animalia . it’s also a rallying cry to ask participants round the world to require action in efforts to conserve this magnificent species, and improve their well-being and care in and out of doors of captivity
World chimpanzee day 2021 Theme
This year, in 2021 we are celebrating all the fascinating reasons chimpanzees are so special. Did you know that chimpanzees have a unique form of communication using vocalizations? One of them is called a “pant-hoot,” a greeting each chimpanzee uses to say “hello!”
Chimpanzees can also learn from one another and develop individual cultures. Beyond these truly amazing behaviors, chimpanzees play a vital role in their ecosystems as seed dispersers – they are known as the “architects of the forest.” Raise your voice to #GiveAPANTHOOT for chimpanzees.
World chimpanzee day importance
Dr Goodall opened our eyes to the wonder of this extraordinary species, our relationship to those beings and our responsibility to guard them. As Dr. Goodall called attention to the remarkable behaviors and lives of untamed chimpanzees and continues to advocate on their behalf, we now carry the torch, taking that message and work to conserve this species even further!
World chimpanzee day Objectives
To celebrate this momentous day, we plan to invigorating the hearts and minds of worldwide audiences to find out more about chimpanzees, share care and excitement so as to drive action on their behalf. We hope to share our passion and love for chimpanzees through our work to expand knowledge of untamed chimpanzees with continuing research in Gombe, build holistic conservation plans and actions for chimpanzees, their habitats, and other species, while developing sustainable livelihood options for community- centered conservation initiatives, and educating and empowering a generation of compassionate, chimpanzee-loving citizens round the world.
Chimpanzee Facts on World chimpanzee day 2021
- Chimpanzees are Unique
- Chimpanzees move by knuckle-walking on the forest floor or swinging from branch to branch within the trees.
Male chimpanzees placed on displays by screaming and throwing branches and leaves to intimidate other males and appear more dominant.
- Chimpanzees are Important
- Because chimpanzees eat mainly fruit, they function a forest seed dispersers in order that the fruits can still grow, making them important for the ecosystem.
Chimpanzees consuming meat and serving as prey to other animals also illustrate their importance within the organic phenomenon .
- Chimpanzees are the foremost almost like humans
- Chimpanzees not only have an outsized brain like we do, but also a posh brain structure that permits for social behaviors and better intelligence.
When chimpanzees are born, they’re hooked in to their mother for up to five years to grow healthyand happy.
- Chimpanzees hunt in groups to strategically plan their capture and can often share food with members of their group.
- Chimpanzees communicate within their groups by making different vocalizations during play, hunting, and when making threats.
- Chimpanzees display emotions like grief, anger, and affection.
- Chimpanzees are susceptible to human disease because they will catch an equivalent sicknesses as us and receive an equivalent germs. However, your average cold are often deadly for a chimpanzeebecause of the new pathogens being introduced to their system .
- Your typical cat or dog believe smell as their primary sense, but chimpanzees, like us, believe our developed sense of sight to navigate the planet .
- Chimpanzees are often emotionally distinct from one another , giving them different personalities.
Viena now undergoing quarenteen
- Baby Vienna, a rescued chimpanzee at JGI’s Tchimpounga sanctuary
Unfortunately, Chimpanzees are endangered on the IUCN’s Red List. At the turn of the 20th century, there have been an estimated 1-2 million chimpanzees across 25 countries in Equatorial Africa. Current estimates suggest there are now as few as 340,000 chimpanzees remaining in just 21 African countries. They suffer thanks to threats like habitat loss, disease, fragmented populations, and illegal wildlife trafficking. In captivity, many sadly remain in biomedical research facilities round the world, and are kept as illegal pets, in roadside attractions and unaccredited zoos. Together we must work to prevent these threats, improve their well-being in captive environments, and save chimpanzees!