Jane Goodall, DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall; 3rd April 1934) Jane Goodall is a British primatologist and philanthropist best known for her expertise on chimpanzees.
Childhood: Jane Goodall was born in London, England. Her parents were businessman Mortimer Herbert Morris-Goodall and writer Margaret Myfanwe Joseph. Her interest in chimpanzees began when she received a toy chimp as a child which she named Jubilee.
Career: Jane Goodall worked as a secretary in Kenya as a teenager, for a palaeontologist called Louis Leakey. He subsequently sent her to a London school to study primates before funding her trip to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to practise her work. Later, he paid for her to study for a Ph.D in Ethology at Cambridge University. Jane worked at Gombe for 45 years. She founded the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program in 1977 and 1991 respectively, which aim to protect primates and their habitats. She was formerly the president of Advocates for Animals and is now a Disneynature ambassador as well as being on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project. She was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004.
Personal life: Jane Goodall married her first husband, photographer Baron Hugo van Lawick, in 1964. They had a son named Hugo Eric Louis but divorced in 1974. Soon after, she married Tanzanian politician Derek Bryceson, who died in 1980 but helped protect Jane's work with primates.
The eminent primatologist was speaking about the highlights of Disneynature's new documentary film 'Born In China', released in the U.S. on April 21st.
Amid the seasonal blockbusters and traditional popcorn fare, one of the highlights of the Easter movie release schedule looks to be the upcoming Disneynature documentary film Born In China.
Making its official debut on April 21st in the United States in a limited release, Born In China is narrated by John Krasinski as camera crews ventured deep into the wilds of China to film some fantastic beasts in their natural habitat.
Dr Jane Goodall at a 2016 National Geographic conference
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