Author Bill Wallauer

Bill Wallauer offers a unique and fascinating view of life among wild chimpanzees. For 15 years, Bill spent just about every day following the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, capturing the intimate details of their daily life. He has commented that, during those years, he spent more time with chimpanzees than with humans. Bill has served as camera operator and scientific adviser for more than 30 productions, including BBC/Animal Planet’s “Chimp Week” and BBC/Discovery’s 10-part series, “Planet Earth”, Disneynature’s “Chimpanzee.”, and is working on three National Geographic films for 2014/15. Bill became part of the life at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Gombe Stream Research Center in 1989 while on assignment for the U.S. Peace Corps in southern Tanzania. After he successfully captured a wild chimpanzee birth on videotape, Dr. Goodall asked Bill to follow the chimps and record their daily activities and behavior—which he did for the next 15 years. Today, Bill is a sought-after speaker for adults and youth. He speaks about chimpanzee's behavior and emotional capacity and the similarities and differences between chimpanzees and humans.