Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees

Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees

On April 3,1934, English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace Dame Jane Morris Goodall, was born. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. Jane Goodall was born in London in 1934 and it is said that she received a toy chimpanzee as a child, which…
Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

On December 26, 1985, American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist Dian Fossey was killed. She is best known for her extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years in the mountain forests of Rwanda. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist, combines her scientific study of the mountain gorilla at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. Dian Fossey was born in San Francisco, California, to George…
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