The Christian Science Monitor

Documentary brings Goodall’s story to vivid life in ‘Jane’

Jane Goodall, the great English primatologist who has spent much of her life studying chimpanzees in their natural habitat, grew up as a girl wishing she could be “as close to animals as I could.” She says she “dreamt as a boy,” and, lo and behold, not long after she began her research in 1960 in Tanzania under the mentorship of the Kenyan-born paleontologist Louis Leakey, she discovered that “I was

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor5 min read
Land Mines Are Back. Why The U.S. Wants Them In Its Arsenal Again.
U.S. rescinds land mine ban, highlighting modern safety features and deterrent value. Human rights campaigns say they’re still too dangerous.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min read
The Stuff Of Happiness
Growing up, I didn’t have much, so I remember all of it. And that may be a promise of future joy in my life.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min read
The Origins Of World Order – On The Streets Of Beirut
With Lebanon on the brink of financial default, its protesters are demanding a new order in governance, one that global bodies can’t ignore.