Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall with Freud the Cimpanzee
Photo by Michael Neugebauer

Jane Goodall is an English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. She has served on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project since its founding in 1996. Her most recent book is Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants (with Gail Hudson) published by Grand Central Publishing.