By Sheri DeCarlo
The Ontario Science Centre celebrated the return of Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees on January 21, 2012 with a special screening for Gold members and a chance to win Jane Goodall-themed prizes.
Scientist Rob gave an entertaining and educational chimpanzee language lesson before the show with pant-hooting fun. Excellent cinematography allows you to get up close and personal with chimpanzees. Join Dr. Jane Goodall on her adventures in Tanzania at Ontario’s only IMAX dome theatre. An inspiring story of determination and bravery, Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, which documents Goodall’s work with chimpanzees in Gombe Park, Tanzania, is as timeless and important as when it was first presented ten years ago. The film shows chimpanzees engaged in human behaviour such as hugging, kissing and even tickling, which indicated to Goodall that chimpanzees develop bonds between family members. When Goodall started her research, there were 1,500,000 chimpanzees in the wild and today, there are 300,000 largely as a result of the illegal bushmeat trade. For more information and on how you can do your part, check out Jane Goodall’s website.
If you’re looking to hang out with family and friends and journey into the world of wild chimpanzees, I highly recommend checking out Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees at the Ontario Science Centre from January 21 to March 4, 2012. Tickets are $13 for adults (18-64) and $9 for seniors (65+), youth (13-17), students (with valid photo ID) and children (4-12). Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10.
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., 416-696-1000