Jane Goodall was bornon 3 April 1934 in London, British, is Anthropologist. Jane Goodall is an English Animal Rights activist famously dubbed as “the woman who redefined man”. She is an ethologist and anthropologist, best known for her 45-year study of primate behavior of chimpanzees in Tanzania. She was fascinated with animal behavior from her early years and dreamt of traveling to Africa someday to observe them in their natural habitats. This passion for animals led her to the Gombe Stream National Park after her schooling. Chimpanzees were considered the second most intelligent primate by her mentor and anthropologist, Louis Leakey, thus she began her research by observing them on a daily basis. Her interactions with chimpanzees challenged many long term beliefs such as chimpanzees are vegetarians and not as evolved as compared to humans. A previous belief that “man is the only toolmaker in all of the species that inhabit the earth” was discarded by her studies and was considered a significant milestone in the course of scientific history of evolution. She received many awards and accolades for her activism in creating a better society for animals. She wrote several books to encourage people for treating animals with kindness and love. She still spends about 300 days a year traveling, lecturing and raising funds for her institute in order to preserve the wildlife.
In 1977, she established Jane Goodall Institute to protect wildlife, especially chimpanzees all over the world
Later in 1974, she got married to Member of Tanzanian Parliament, Derek Bryceson, who died of cancer in 1980
In 1964, Jane married a Dutch wildlife photographer, Baron Hugo Van Lawick, who was sent to Gombe by National Geographic Society to shoot the project she was working on
In 1962, Leakey enrolled her in Cambridge University by raising funds and she obtained a PhD degree in ethology
Dame Jane Morris Goodall was born on 3 April, 1934 in London to Mortimer Herbert Morris-Goodall, a businessman and Margaret Myfanwe Joseph, a novelist