Go Hang With Jane Goodall’s Chimps At Gombe National Park Via Google Street View

Back in July, a collaboration between Google and Royal Caribbean International resulted in a virtual tour, through Google Street View, that showed the various decks of the Allure of the Seas. The Google Street View team has also created virtual tours of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Now, users will be able to see the beauty and wonders of Gombe National Park in Tanzania.

Google has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute and Tanzania National Parks which has allowed the Google Street View team to be invited to the park and has collected thousands of 360 degree images in various locations. Users will be able to view sites such as Lake Tanganyika, see some of the chimpanzees, and even get a glimpse inside DR. Goodall’s house.

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Dr. Jane Goodall started to observe and record the behavior of chimpanzees since she was 26 years old and has continued to do so for the past 50 years. Now the Jane Goodall Institute is dedicated to protecting chimpanzees and their habitat.

“In the spirit of preservation, the Institute plans to use Gombe Street View as a unique archive of this special place, available to future generations of researchers,” says Google Earth Outreach program manager Allie Lieber on Google Blog. “This imagery complements JGI’s current monitoring efforts using satellite imagery and mapping to protect 85 percent of the remaining chimpanzees in Africa. Young people will also be inspired to explore the wild through the 360 degree imagery as part of JGI’s educational program, Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots.”

Be sure to check out the Street View and tell us what you think of the 360-degree images.