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Jane Goodall Still Helps Chimpanzees

by Stephanie Suesan Smith on May 13, 2012

Growing up, I eagerly followed Jane Goodall in the National Geographic stories about chimpanzees.  I even asked for, and received, the very expensive book she wrote about her observations of her chimpanzees, The Chimpanzees of Gombe.  She had a remarkable career but has paid for it in health difficulties that keep her out of the field most of the time now.

That doesn’t meant she doesn’t still work.  Keeping busy teaching people about the chimpanzees, and the importance of conservation to save them.  She works to improve the lot of captive chimpanzees and eliminate research on primates.  Recently, she was named as the Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade.

Now she has joined with Disney to conserve 202 square miles, educate 60,000 school children on chimpanzee conservation, and care for orphaned chimpanzees.  For each person who saw See Chimpanzee, save Chimpanzees during its run, Disney gave a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute.

Jane Goodall has changed the way we view the world around us.  She could, with justification, retire now and rest.  However, she continues to change our view of the world even now.  She is truly someone to admire.

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ryan from what is my May 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

I didn’t know Jane Goodall won grand marshall of the rose parade. Moreover, I did not know she was not still working. Boy am I behind! Thank you for the update.
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Richa from seo services May 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hey Stephanie

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. I didn’t know much about Jane Goodall. Will surely go through her book.

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Dipa from communication training June 1, 2012 at 4:13 am

I remember growing up watching programs on National Geo and other similar channels. I could not, for the life of me, understand how people like Jane could spend their lives in remote forests under harsh circumstances. I also remember feeling a deep respect for her, though I was sure I did not want her job! Now I know that it was pure passion that drove her.

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Purnima from Youtube for business June 1, 2012 at 5:26 am

Hey Stephanie. I was not aware that Jane Goodall won Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade so this is an update . Jane Goodall is undoubtedly world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees and has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. Thanks for the share .
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SusanFaber June 2, 2012 at 4:11 am

I wish Ms.Goodall the best. She has indeed done some remarkable work for wildlife, and that kind of commitment is very rare. Thanks for your informative post and good luck.

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adrian from landscaping brisbane June 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Thank you for the post. I have heard some of Jane Goodall’s talks on TEDtalks. You should check them out if you haven’t

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