Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is a British zoologist who was born in London, England. She is famous for her work with chimpanzees. She earned the animal’s trust by constant contact with them. She wrote many details on animal behavior. She also discovered that chimpanzees could make tools using twigs and blades of grass. One of her most important observation was that she saw a group of chimpanzees attack and kill another group of chimpanzees for no survival reason.

In college she earned a Ph.D. in Ethnology at Cambridge University. She also is an author of some autobiographies and books about chimpanzees. After 35 years of research, Dr. Jane Goodall and her team continue to contribute significant findings on Chimp behavior and ecology. Her methodology and scientific discoveries changed the field of primatology.

The Jane Goodall Institute Website

 

1998, by Danny, third grade

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