Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London, England, and is known for her years of living among chimpanzees in Tanzania.
Goodall’s fascination with animal behavior began in early childhood. In her leisure time, she observed native birds and animals, making extensive notes and sketches, and read widely in the literature of zoology and ethology. From an early age, she dreamed of traveling to Africa to observe exotic animals in their natural habitats.
She immersed herself in chimpanzees’ lives, bypassing more rigid procedures to make discoveries about primate behavior that have continued to shape scientific discourse and created one of the most trailblazing studies of primates in modern times.
With open eyes and an open mind, Dr. Jane Goodall made discoveries that rocked the scientific world, forever changing the way we look at our closest living relatives—and ourselves.
Jane Goodall, now almost 90, remains an active voice in the defense of the environment and animal life.
“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”
Dr. Jane Goodall
CAUSE: WILDLIFE AND NATURE PROTECTION
Considered one of the most important field scientists of the 20th century, Dr. Jane is a staunch lover and defender of animals and nature conservation through the Jane Goodall Institute.
WANTO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DR.JANE AND HER WORK?
We suggest you listen to her inspiring TED Talks and watch the National Geographic documentaries about Jane Goodall’s life and work.