Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > News 03 November 2014 Google follows in Jane Goodall's footsteps Fans of Google Street View can now follow the same trails that Dr Jane Goodall famously walked when studying the chimpanzees in Tanzania. 0 Chimpanzees in Gombe National Park ~ Related Chimps prefer firm beds Young apes regulate emotions like humans Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto The Street View cameras, peering deep into the jungle of Gombe National Park, Tanzania, have captured glimpses of this special world: Google (one of the chimps) shinning up a tree, baby Gossamer clinging to his mother Glitter’s back, a troupe of chimpanzees “fishing” for termites with grass stalks, and baboons reclining on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, adjacent to the park.Virtual explorers can also take a peek into primatologist Jane Goodall’s house, where she still stays when visiting Gombe.Street View heads for the wildsGoogle Street View, featured in Google Maps, is a technology that records panoramic, 360-degree views of many of the world's roads, allowing users to "enter" locations on a map, providing a uniquely immersive virtual experience. It has steadily expanded to include rural and even some wilderness areas, the latest of which is Gombe. Most areas in Africa (except for South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland) have not yet been covered by Street View.The best-studied chimps in the worldGombe National park, where Goodall began her ground-breaking field work 50 years ago, is home to the most well-documented wild chimpanzee population in the world. Intensive scientific study of the current generation of humanity’s closest relatives continues here. Goodall’s research revealed previously unknown aspects of chimp behaviour – they use tools, hunt for meat and have distinct personalities and complex emotions – that changed how we perceive these animals, and even ourselves in relation to other creatures, especially the great apes.Glimpses of GombeA chimp called GoogleGlitter carrying Gossamer Jane Goodall's jungle homeWatch: Walk in the footsteps of Jane Goodall More Streetview panoramas of GombeRead more: Jane Goodall shows us how to be 80 Chimps to be retired from medical researchChimpanzees have 5 personalities Man obsessed with Google Glass treated for internet addiction - Olivia Rose-Innes. @ORoseInn Olivia Rose-Innes is Health24’s EnviroHealth Editor. Read more of her columns and articles or post a question to her expert forum. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Etiquette mistakes we make at gym 2017-12-11 12:00 More: EnviroHealthNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News You won't believe what Viagra was used for before ED Mental health Quick survey: Would you tell your boss about your mental illness? Medical 5 ways to protect yourself against fungal infections this summer News SEE: 7 gripping facts on surgery Fitness Are women naturally fitter than men? Medical Shhhh! Patients are sleeping From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.