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81) Jane Goodall

Chimpanzee Advocate

Born: 3 April 1934, London, United Kingdom

Jane is an anthropologist and primatologist

Her life changed forever when she was twenty-six and visited what is now Tanzania for the first time.

In 1960, she discovered that chimpanzees use tools much the way primitive humans used to, a complete breakthrough in the study of monkeys of any kind.

She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. Jane also helped guide a group of younger people to found Roots & Shoots which works in 100 countries to inspire and educate about the importance of conservation.

Jane now works as a UN Messenger of Peace.

In 1965 she was awarded a PhD in ethology and she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.

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Located In My Personal Library:

Jane Goodall by Laura Hamilton Waxman

In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo

Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes, and Female Firsts by Becca Anderson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Edited By Bonnie G Smith