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Jane Goodall

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Birthday
3, 1934
Birthplace
London, England
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
London, England

About

Iconic British primatologist, ethnologist, and anthropologist who lived with and studied the chimpanzees of East Africa. She is a UN Messenger of Peace and she has worked with Nonhuman Rights Project.

Before Fame

She was given a lifelike chimpanzee toy by her father when she was a child, which sparked her interest in apes.

Trivia

During her 45 year study of chimpanzees she observed that they had distinct personalities, were capable of rational thought and emotions like joy and sorrow, and demonstrated behaviors such as hugs, kisses, pats on the back, and even tickling.

Family Life

She married Baron Hugo van Lawick, a Dutch nobleman and wildlife photographer, on March 28, 1964, and after their divorce in 1974, married Derek Bryceson in 1975.

Associated With

Stevie Nicks once wrote a song about her called Street Angel.