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Online Resources

For further learning about chimpanzees and other related topics, we recommend these resources:

Speaker Requests

Interested in having a Chimp Haven spokesperson speak to your group or event? Please fill out the Chimp Haven Speaker Request Form and we’ll be in touch! (Please note that while virtual speaker options are available, we do not currently have the capability to live stream chimpanzee areas from the sanctuary.) Please submit speaker requests at least two weeks prior to your program date. Speakers are offered as a free benefit to the community; however, donations to Chimp Haven are appreciated.

Reading List

This is a small selection on the many available works on chimpanzees. Many of these authors have multiple books to their credit. Please consult your favorite book stores and sites for additional recommendations, reviews, and newly published works.


The Watcher:  Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps
Jeanette Winter

My Life with the Chimpanzees
Jane Goodall

The Chimpanzee Family Book
Jane Goodall

How to Speak Chimpanzee
Richard Brassey


Hurt Go Happy
Ginny Rorby


In the Shadow of a Man
Jane Goodall

Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes
Frans DeWaal

Chimps of Fauna
Andrew Westoll

The Chimpanzee Chronicles: Stories of Heartbreak and Hope from Behind the Bars
Debra Rosenman

Non-fiction Science-based Works

The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior
Jane Goodall

The Care and Management of Captive Chimpanzees
Edited by Linda Brent

The Mind of the Chimpanzee:  Ecological and Experimental Perspectives
Edited by Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf, Tetsuro Matsuzawa and Stephen R. Ross