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Jane Goodall

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BC: By: Audrey Walczak | Crew

FC: Jane Goodall | By: Audrey Walczak

1: Jane's Childhood | On April 3, 1934 Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall was born in London, England. | When Jane was just one year old her dad gave her a stuffed chimp named Jubilee. | Jane was the oldest of two sisters and daughter of Herbert and Vanna Goodall.

2: Childhood | When Jane was about eight years old she hid in a hen-house for about four hours straight. She wanted to see how the eggs were layed. | Jane has always wanted to go to Africa since she was just a little girl. Her mom was the only one who encouraged her and didn't laugh when Jane told her she wanted to go.

3: When Jane grew up into her teens she still had a happy life exploring and learning about nature and animals in her backyard. | When Jane graduated from high school in 1952 she wanted to go to Oxford University. She could not afford to go there. | High School Years

4: The trip to Africa! | When Jane went to Africa for the first time on April 2, 1957 when she was 23 years old. She went to Kenya by a boat and met up with her friend when she got there.

5: The most important person she met in Africa was famous anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis S. B. Leakey. | When Jane met Leakey

6: In Africa | When Leakey and Jane began the study of the chimps Leakey suddenly had to leave Africa for an emergency and had to leave Jane alone. The British authorities thought it would not be a good idea to leave young Jane all by herself in the large country of Africa.

7: On July 4, 1960, Jane and her mother arrive on the shores of Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in western Tanzania to research more about chimpanzees. Studying the chimps was not an easy task. | When Jane was in Gombe | Gombe National Park

8: What Jane observed | Jane observed many things while she was in Gombe. She saw two chimps make tools to extract termites from their mounds. | Yummy!!!

9: Jane's work | Jane's work in Gombe became extremely famous in 1962 all around the world. Everyone knew about her observations on the chimpanzees. | Cambridge University

10: National Geographic decides to send a photographer over to Gombe where Jane is studying to take pictures of her work.

11: Jane and Hugo | Jane and Hugo Van Lawick fall in love in 1964. They marry each other and have a child also named Hugo Van Lawick but they call him Grub.

12: Important Dates: | 1965: Jane earns her Ph.D. in ethology. 1965: National Geographic grants funds for the construction of aluminum buildings. 1975: Jane marries Derek Bryceson, member of Tanzanian parliament and Director of Tanzania's National Parks. 1977, Jane founds the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation.

13: 1980: Derek, passes away after a battle with cancer. 1984: Jane begins groundwork for Chimpanzoo, an international research program of the Jane Goodall Institute dedicated to the study of captive chimpanzees. 1986: In Chicago scientists were bringing chimps in to test them for different information. Jane new she had to go stop this so she leaves all her work behind in Gombe o go save the chimpanzees.

14: What Jane is doing today: | Jane continues her work with chimpanzees by traveling approximately 300 days a years speaking in public places, gymnasiums, and school auditoriums.

15: Quote | "Chimpanzees have given me so much. The long hours spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have learned from them has shaped my understanding of human behavior, of our place in nature."

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