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Transcript of Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall had no scientific credentials when she went to Tanzania to study Chimpanzees, not even an undergraduate degree.
Fields of Study
Jane is a primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist
What We Already Know...
Jane has pioneered observing primates in the field
she went to Tanzania to observe chimpanzees
Goodall learned how to imitate the chimps calls, gestures and eat their food before they could trust her as their own
Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London, England
"Wherever I go, people say I give them hope. I can't slow down now, I can only speed up. I have a lot of work to do. Everyone must become more aware of what's going on. You, me, we all make an impact. We all make a difference."
- Dr. Jane Goodall
is the scientific study of primates
is the scientific study of animal behaviour, usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions, and viewing behaviour as an evolutionarily adaptive trait
is the scientific study of the origin, the behaviour, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans
Jane had to live in difficult conditions and wait months before she could get close to the chimpanzees
Jane Goodall. (2015). The Biography.com website. Retrieved 08:47, June 15, 2015, from http://www.biography.com/people/jane-goodall-9542363.
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All About Jane
As a child she observed native birds and animals, making notes and sketches, and read the literature of zoology and ethology
Jane's fascination with animal behavior began in early childhood
She dreamed of traveling to Africa to observe exotic animals in their natural habitats
Goodall attended the Uplands private school, receiving her school certificate in 1950 and a higher certificate in 1952
At age 18 she left school and found employment as a secretary at Oxford University
While studying in Tanzania she made three astonishing discoveries that would change aspects of physical anthropology:
1. Some chimps ate meat(thought to be only vegetarian)
2.Chimps used tools(used sticks to catch termites to eat)
3.Made their own tools(striped leaves from stems to use)
In her spare time, Jane worked at a London-based documentary film company to finance her trip to Africa
Each of these discoveries made the gap between intelligence and culture between Homo sapiens and Pan troglodytes smaller.
After months of trying to earn acceptance of the Chimpanzees; Jane used a systematic feeding method called the “banana club”. This allowed her to gain trust with more than 100 chimps and obtain a more thorough understanding of chimpanzee’s behavior. She imitated their behaviors and spent a lot of time with them, making discoveries of previously unobserved behaviors. Goodall noted that chimps have a social system with ritualized behaviors and communication methods, including a primitive language. Chimps also make long term family bonds and have a caste system with the most powerful males at the top.
She was a bright, motivated secretarial school graduate who had always loved animals
Beyond the Wild
Jane Goodall Institute
Jane Goodall founded the Institute in 1977
the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things
Jane Goodall has over 125 books but her most popular book is In the Shadow of Man, published in 1946.
Improve global understanding and treatment of great apes
Contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats
Create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them
In the Shadow of Man Jane writes about her studies of chimpanzees from the beginning.
Readers hear Goodall's story from her perspective and in her own words.
"Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees represents one of the Western world's great scientific achievements." -- Stephen Jay Gould
UN Messenger of Peace
April 2002, Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Dr. Goodall, a UN Messenger of Peace.
He cited her for her "dedication to
what is best in mankind" and
presented her with a
lapel pin in the image of a dove.
She was named the messenger of peace and is to agree to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the United Nations
In the Shadow of Man Summary from Book Rags. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-in-the-shadow-of-man/#gsc.tab=0
UN messenger of peace. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.janegoodall.org/un-messenger-peace
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.janegoodall.org/jane