Wild at heart
TV & Satellite Week|April 18, 2020
How the veteran conservationist Jane Goodall is inspiring a new generation to tackle climate change

Back in 1960, Jane Goodall, then aged 26, arrived in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to embark on a study of chimpanzees in the wild.

She had no scientific training, just a passion for wildlife, but she defied the odds by living alone with the chimps and gaining their trust. She also learned how they were capable of rational thought and emotions, just like humans – something that made her famous throughout the world.

Now, 60 years on, this inspiring two-hour film, which is part of the Earth Day celebrations on National Geographic HD, follows Goodall as she travels round the world giving lectures and attending conferences on a personal quest to rally people to save the planet and its wildlife.

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