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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall*member of the world scientific community*drawn to African content/wildlife*In 1956, Jane visited Kenya.*met the famous anthropologist and paleontologist, Dr. Louis S.B. Leakey in Kenya. *She wasn't famous at the time, but now she's the first scientist that pops into most people's minds. *

Jane Goodall was awarded many honors for her totally awesome work. These include the Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, the Rainforest Alliance Champion Award, and The Primate Society of Great Britain Conservation Award, She was also named as a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2002.

Important DiscoveryShe saw a chimp using a tool and at the time it was said that man was the greatest power and nothing could do what man did. She said: “Now we must redefine tool, redefine Man, or accept chimpanzees as humans.” This means that she saw chimps as beings, too. She discovered the beginning of something important to scientists today.

The Jane Goodall InstituteSupports research while actively running a range of conservation programs to protect chimpanzees and the environment.

Facts about chimps*Daily sleep: 9.7 h (In captivity)*Scientific Name: Pan troglodytes*Weight:55 to 110 poundsLifespan:50 years

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BiographyName: Dame Jane Morris GoodallD.O.B / Place of birth: born on 3rd April, 1934 in London, EnglandChildhood:Her childhood ambition was to spend time with animals in the wild. She was especially drawn to African contentSchool: After the war, Jane left school and found work as a secretary at Oxford University. Science fields / Branches: primatologist, anthropologist, ethologist

Important EventShe set out to Tanzania and she made some important discoveries about chimpanzees. Jane Goodall made one of the most important scientific observations of modern times in a remote African rainforest. She witnessed an animal, other than a human, in the act not just of using a tool but of making one. She saw a chimp using a twig to dig for food and that's when her journey began. She started having a big interest in chimpanzees.

Things Jane likedClassical MusicLady and the TrampNanny McPheeThe Chronicles of NarniaThe Lord of the RingsThe Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew WestollThe Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkeinThe writings of Thomas HardyPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

One of her famous quotes:" What makes us human, I think, is our ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language." Jane Goodall


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