Jane Goodall

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Jane Goodall

References-janegoodall.org-nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bio/jane-goodall/-rootsandshoots.org-Peterson, D. (2006). Jane Goodall : the woman who redefined man. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.

Contribution to Science/Awards-research started in 1960 by the Lake Tanganyika in the Gombe Stream Reserve-Jane's research uprooted two long standing beleifs, one that humans were the only animals that could construct and utilize tools, and the other that chimps were vegetarians-Jane observed that chimps made tools from the bark of a tree and used it for extraction of termites-observed that chimps hunt bushpigs, colobus monkeys and other small mammals-discovered that chimps build close, loving bonds between family members and other individuals that can last a lifetime-discovered that chimps were not always peaceful-female chimps will kill other chimps babies in their own troops (infantacide)-chimps also ganged up on their neighbors to kill them-received many awards some are:-was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2004-made United Nations Messenger of Peace-National Geographic Society Centennial Award in 1988-Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences in 1990-Jane has also published many books, been on TV, and in the movies

Motivation-was given a stuffed animal chimpanzee toy as a young girl, named Jubilee, this started her love for wild animals-decided she wanted to go to Africa after reading The Story of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting-Jane's mother always encouraged her to never give up on her dreams-went to Africa at age of 26 loved everything about it-met Dr. Louis S. B. Leakey, who was a famous anthropologist/paleontologist, became his assisstant and secretary at Cordyon Museum-dug fossils in Olduvai Gorge with him and his wife-Dr. Leakey had been looking for someone to go to Tanzania with to study chimpanzees offered Jane the job

Goodall

Jane

Jubilee, the toy chimp from childhood

BACKGROUND-born April 3, 1934 in London, United Kingdom-loved playing outdoors as child-loved animals her whole life-favorite book was Tarzan-married twice and has one son-went to Cambridge University to receive her doctorate degree in ethology was 8th person ever to get doctorate there without an undergraduate degree

Road blocks-when Jane graduated from highschool, her mother could not afford to send her to college-became a secretary and worked at Oxford University typing documents-Jane's friend invited her to visit her family farm in Kenya, she quit her job and moved back home to save money, working as a waitress-1st weeks at Gombe were fustrating/discouraging-chimps were very shy and fled whenever they saw her-Jane found a spot at the highest peak and observed the chimps from there, until they got to know her

Jane today-on the road more than 300 days per year-meets with students, government officials, has interviews, holds public lectures-raises money for the Jane Goodall Institute-JGI is a global non-profit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things-works to protect the famous chimpanzees of Gombe National Park-runs Roots & Shoots program, in 130 countries-program builds on Jane's legacy and vision to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of young people

Jane's Quotes"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make""We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place--or not to bother"


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