Jane Goodall

By Draven Sneed

About Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethnologist, anthropologist, and UN messenger of peace. She has worked consistently on wildlife conservation and animal welfare issues. She is most famous for her study and chimpanzees and has established the Jane Goodall institution.

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Fitting in to environmental science

Her contributions to science challenging two long-standing beliefs of the day: that only humans could construct and use tools, and that chimpanzees were vegetarians. While observing one chimpanzee feeding at a termite mound, she watched him repeatedly place stalks of grass into termite holes, then eating them. This suggests similarities between chimps and humans.

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