Academic journal article Science and Children

Animal Scientist and Activist Jane Goodall

Academic journal article Science and Children

Animal Scientist and Activist Jane Goodall

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Animal Scientist and Activist Jane Goodall

By Douglas

Hustad. $26.65.

32 pp. Lerner

Publications.

Minneapolis, MN.

2016. ISBN: 9781512407884.

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In this book, author Douglas Hustad details Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees.

Goodall has loved animals from an early age. Her stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee has remained with Goodall for more than 70 years. Growing up in England, Goodall studied and dreamed of traveling, took trips to the history museum in London, and even worked for a documentary filmmaker. Although her family could not afford to send her to college, she seized the opportunity to travel to Kenya with a friend. While in Africa, Jane met and worked for Dr. Louis Leakey. Eventually her love of Africa and chimpanzees led her to permanently move to Africa.

Initially, the chimps were wary of the newcomer but eventually became used to her. As Jane became familiar with the various chimps, she realized they had individual traits and were able to construct tools.

Two years into her self-directed study, Leakey helped Goodall get into Cambridge University. …

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