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 Need motivation? Joel Stransky stood on the podium at the Cape Epic, a year after being in ICU 2018-04-12 10:30 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 Sex Can you masturbate too much? Medical What is the deadly Nipah virus? News #Health24 ICYMI: Haemorrhoid cream for puffy eyes; 15-year-old getting nude pics; and how many people smoke around the world Lifestyle These are the 6 best tips to stay super healthy during flu season Toddler miraculously survives after being born with brain outside skull News Woman left paralysed after completing half-marathon From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.