Jane Morris-Goodall's Influence On Chimpanzees

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Born April 3, 1934 in London, England , Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall is the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, considering she had been studying the for 55 years. She was always fascinated about animals and Africa and as a child, her favorite books were Tarzan and Dr. Dolittle. After graduating from high school, Jane goes to secretarial school because she wasn’t able to afford going to college. After graduating from secretarial school, she got a job typing documents at Oxford University, after she goes to work at a film studio. On 1956 she receives a letter from her friend inviting her to visit her family in Kenya; she quit her job and became a waitress to save money for her trip. On 1957, Jane goes to Kenya and meets Louis Leakey, an archeologist and paleontologist and he soon realizes her love for Africa and animals.…show more content…
While Dr. Leakey works with Jane he realizes she would be perfect to study chimps with at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania, so she heads back to London whilst Dr. Leakey finds funding for the project. In June 1960, Jane returns to Africa but this time with her mother and they set up camp at the Gombe Stream Reserve and Jane goes to observe chimpanzees taking her binoculars and notebook and pencil and while she was watching the chimps she discovers that they eat meat, not only plants. She found out that chimpanzees make tools and that female chimps would commit infanticide and she also discovered that chimps would form loving bonds that would last a lifetime. She also was the first person to give the chimps names instead of numbers. In 1961 a chimp named David Greybeard visits Jane’s camp to explore and he set an example for the other chimps to accept her as well. On 1962, Dr. Leakey realizes how crucial Jane’s research is to other scientists so he convinces Cambridge University to allow her into a special
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