In the Shadow of Man - Chapter 5, The Rains, Chapter 6, The Chimps Come to Camp Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, The Rains, Chapter 6, The Chimps Come to Camp Summary and Analysis

After Vanne left, the "Chimpanzee Spring" turned into long rains that lasted for hours. When a storm broke one day, Goodall observed the male chimps walk up a hill top and slide down it one after another. Goodall marveled at their play; she would only see this "rain dance" of theirs two more times in ten years. Goodall next describes her attempts to watch the chimps from the trees and the associated difficulties; she was often cold and had little food. The Peak was often freezing, but she typically loved the rainy season at Gombe.

Goodall found that during the rainy seasons, the ground would get muddy, and the chimps would make nests to rest in to avoid the muddy ground. As time progresses, Goodall...

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