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About Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace,  is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world. Dr. Jane is known for ground-breaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which forever changed our understanding of our relationship with the rest of the animal kingdom. This transformative research continues today as the longest-running wild chimpanzee study in the world. Dr. Jane’s work builds on scientific innovations, growing a lifetime of advocacy including trailblazing efforts through her international organisation the Jane Goodall Institute which advances community-led conservation, animal welfare, science, and youth empowerment through JGI’s Roots & Shoots program.

Today, Dr. Jane continues to connect with worldwide audiences, including remote lectures, recordings, and her podcast, the “Jane Goodall Hopecast.” In 2021, Jane received the prestigous Templeton Prize, and published her latest book, “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times,”.

Dr. Jane is a global icon spreading hope and turning it into meaningful positive impact to create a better world for people, other animals, and the planet we share.

Dr. Jane Goodall answers your questions

What is Dr. Jane’s favourite animal?

Is Dr. Jane a vegetarian?

Why does Dr. Jane carry a stuffed toy monkey?

Where did Dr. Jane grow up?

Did Dr. Jane always want to study chimpanzees from when she was young?

Do the chimpanzees remember Dr. Jane when she returns to Gombe?

What is the best piece of advice Dr. Jane ever received?

What can I do if I want to work with animals?

What is Dr. Jane’s favourite book?

Where was Dr. Jane born?

What was the most exciting thing that happened to Dr. Jane in Gombe?

Was Dr. Jane scared to go into the forest alone?

Are the still things to learn from the research at Gombe?

What did Dr. Jane learn about, and from chimpanzees?