I just watched the documentary Jane on the National Geographic channel. This movie shares the studies of Jane Goodall. What an extraordinary woman, What an extraordinary life! I was unaware that she had no formal scientific training and was chosen by her boss, Dr. Lawrence Leary, to go to Africa and study the chimpanzees, because she would be unbiased in her observations

I can’t imagine, in the late 50s, early 60s what that would have been like. She went unaccompanied in the wild, living under the stars. spending months wandering the African jungles in search of chimpanzees and getting them to accept her presence.

Her discoveries about the chimpanzees were groundbreaking and of dire importance to the scientific world. And the relationship she was able to build with these intelligent, wild creatures is just incredible. What an amazing woman!


Author: hansonberries

As a teacher of sixth graders, ma special place is my classroom; my home-away-from-home. My first home I share with my husband, our dog Quincy, two cats, and my tortoise friend, Misha. I also have been blessed with a horse named Arjay. We have three adult children and five grandchildren, the joy of our lives. Life is good. I am an equestrian, a writer, a reader, a gardener, and I repurpose furniture.

5 thoughts on “Jane”

  1. If research was paid before writing a dissertation, I would love to go explore different cultures and animals of the world – it has always been so interesting watching nature shows as well as reading historical fiction novels set in certain places. thank you for sharing and inspiring me to re-watch some of my favorite historical shows 🙂

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