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. More in Lifestyle Qwaqwa residents battling severe water shortages 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 Lifestyle SEE: 8 places to go hiking in South Africa this summer Medical SEE: 10 medical discoveries that changed the world Medical Girls and boys have different autism profiles News Health24 Health Challenge: Week 16 Lifestyle Legal marijuana unlikely to tempt more kids Fitness Boosting muscle strength may improve memory From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.