Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > 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 How old can humans actually get? 2018-07-02 14:18 More: Environmental HealthNews 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 Fitness Use this workout plan to master the superman push-up in under a month Diet and nutrition 8 prebiotic foods you should probably add to your diet News Good Sex? Bad Sex? Rad Sex? Sex Can you really get an STD from kissing? Fitness 4 amazing body benefits of weightlifting that’ll persuade you to give it a try Lifestyle Where snakebites are deadliest From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.