Monthly Archives: September 2011

From the field by Ian Gilby – Post #5

A good day…in hindsight. Literally the day after I uploaded my high-and-mighty advice about how to survive following chimpanzees at Gombe, I was humbled by the forest. The previous evening, the b-record team lost their target in Linda valley, after … Continue reading

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From the Field Entry 4 – by Ian Gilby

Ten tips for following chimpanzees at Gombe. #1. Wear grippy shoes.  I can’t stress this enough. The average slope in the park is 40%, so it’s very rare that the path (if you’re lucky enough to be on one, see … Continue reading

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From the Field Entry 14 by Kara Schroepfer

29-Aug-11 Saying Goodbye Yesterday, after waking up and getting ready, I headed down the street to Duke’s campus instead of up the hills of Gombe in search of chimps.  The contrasts were stark and though I have enjoyed stocking up … Continue reading

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From the Field Entry 13 by Kara Schroepfer

20-Aug-11 UPDATE: Is she or isn’t she? Only a day after writing my post on pregnancy in young chimps I found myself in Kakombe valley searching for Golden.  It had been awhile since I’d last seen her and I needed … Continue reading

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