02/12/2010

How Jane Goodall Got Her Start

Tia, a female chimp
Tia, an adolescent female chimp, was a frequent tool user. Credit: Maja Gaspersic

Fifty years ago, primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall had her first encounters with the chimpanzees of the Gombe. Then a young researcher, Goodall observed wild chimpanzees in the Gombe making and using tools—a finding that changed the field of primate research dramatically. She joins us this hour for a conversation about about her work in studying chimpanzees, preserving habitats, and what lies ahead for the field of evolutionary science.

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Jane Goodall

Dame Jane Morris Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace.