Jane Goodall

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Jane Goodall

Description of early lifeJane Goodall was born in London, England in 1934 and was born to pretty wealthy parents. In1950 she was awarded School Certificate(London) with Matriculation Exemption. In1960 she studied the behavior of free-living chimpanzees in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania and observed tool use in chimpanzees. In 1962 she etered Cambridge University, England and began work on a Ph.D. in ethnology. In 1995 she was awarded the National Geographic Society Hubbard Medal for Distinction in Exploration. ChallengesA few challenges she faced were that she was always around helping with Chimps and sometimes she would become ill and when she became ill so did the Chimps. Another challenge she faced was the fact that she dealing with quite dangerous animals and who knew that they could turn on her at any point. One more thing that was quite frightning was that Jane was very well trained at speaking to the Chimps and sometimes the Chimps thougt it meant something along the lines of "attack".Key turning pointAs a young child Dr. Jane Goodall dreamed about living among the animals of Africa. When she was 22 she received an invitation to stay with her friend in Kenya. In order to reciev this money she had to work as a waitress to get her passage thier. Later when she arrived she met Louis Leakey, the famed archaeologist and palaeontologist. Leakey was taken by Jane’s enthusiasm and hired her as an assistant. From there on out she got better and better at what she did and eventually baecame a Chimp expert like nobody else.AccomplishmentsIn 1970 Jane published Innocent Killers whiich was one of her famous books. Jane also in 1977 founded the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation. Jane was a very accomplished women in life she was really never told that she was wrong, it just seemed that she was always right. Jane Goodall was a great person and a big influence on kids all over the Globe today, people look up to her, people admire her, people want to be like her.

Jane Goodall

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1) Goodall is a strong supporter of animal rights and has been part of many animal rights organizations. She was the president of Advocates for Animals from 1998 to 2008. 2)Born on the 3rd of April 1934, Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist.3)Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977, it supports research while actively running a range of conservation programs to protect chimpanzees and the environment.



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