28 Notable Jane Goodall Quotes That Give Us Insights About Primate Behavior
Jane Goodall is a British primatologist and anthropologist besides being an ethologist and UN Messenger of Peace. She is famous for discovering various similarities between humans and the chimpanzees. Goodall was interested in observing animal behavior since her childhood. As a child she used to observe the native birds and animals and read about them. She always dreamt of going to Africa to observe the wildlife and finally reached there with the help of a friend. There she met the famous anthropologist Louis Leakey who hired her as a secretary and took her to participate in an anthropological dig of pre-historic fossils of animals and humans. During this research Leakey recognized her potential and decided to send her on the project of researching on chimpanzees. She shifted to a camp in the ‘Gombe Stream Reserve’ with her mother. Although it took some time to befriend the chimps but gradually she was accepted by the chimpanzees. She termed this acceptance as the ‘banana club’. She studied the chimps and discovered various behavioral similarities. She recorded her experiences in various books which made her famous globally. She is the former president of ‘Advocates of Animals’ and works actively in conserving animals. Here is a compilation of sayings and quotations by Jane Goodall which have been curated from her writings, books, thoughts and interviews. These quotes and thoughts by Jane Goodall portray her compassion and sacred relation with the animal world.