Jane Goodall

by Hanna Khan

How She Made A Difference

Jane Goodall did what she dreamed of, which was studying Chimpanzees in Africa. Jane changed how we looked at chimps. We used to look at them as if they were silly, mischievous little things, when they were really smart, and intelligent. Jane made a difference on the world, not just Africa, by her discoveries about the chimpanzees, and helped all of us understand just how important they are to us.

“If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities and never give up, you will find a way.”

-Jane Goodall


  • Did you know that Jane Goodall got married twice?

  • Jane also had a really intelligent dog during her childhood, named Rusty.

  • When Jane was in Africa, she named the chimpanzees instead of numbering them, and many researchers criticized her for it.