by Fiona, Jessica, and Julian
Jane Goodall was born in London, England, on April 3, 1934, and grew up in Bournemouth on the southern coast of England. As a schoolgirl, Jane Goodall's first dream of going to Africa was when she fell "madly in love" with Tarzan!
Jane Goodall is a British ethologist and authority on wild chimpanzees. Jane worked in Africa for the British anthropologist Louis S. Leakey, at
whose suggestion she set up a camp in the Gombe Stream Chimpanzees Reserve
on Lake Tanganyika.
Today, Jane Goodall is a famous naturalist who spends most of her time
traveling around the world, lecturing on her experiments at Gombe and speaking to
Jane Goodall said, "Chimpanzees have given me so much. The long hours I
spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have
learned from them has shaped my understandings of human behavior, of our place
If you would like to purchase a copy of the Jane Goodall "Thank You" poster (above) please visit The Jane Goodall Institute.
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Julian from Los Angeles wrote:
Dr. Shirley McGreal of the International Primate Protection League in Summerville, SC has devoted her life to saving and caring for Gibbons and other primates who have been discarded by medical laboratories, illegally trafficked primates (many of whom lost their mothers and fathers to poachers, and abused primates that were purchased by unenlightened individuals who wanted a primate as a pet. She has put her own life on the line many times to save these friends of the animal kingdom. She is my hero!!!
For more information about Dr. Shirley McGreal, visit the International Primate Protection League