JANE GOODALL
Canadian Geographic|KidsSIP 2020 - Vol 2
The primatologist discusses her activism and how we can all help the planet
MICHELA ROSANO

Jane Goodall is a living legend. She became famous after studying chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, in 1960, something no one had done at that time — let alone a young woman. Since then, she’s become one of the world’s top conservationists and a bestselling author of books such as In the Shadow of Man and Reason for Hope. Goodall now works to inspire the next generation of conservationists through the Jane Goodall Foundation’s Roots & Shoots program, operating in nearly 60 countries, including Canada. Here, she discusses her interest in animals and why it’s important for all of us to do our part.

On her interest in animals

I was born loving animals. I had a supportive mother. I watched animals; I read books about animals.

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