Primatologist Jane Goodall interviewed

This video is called Jane’s Journey (2010) – Documentary Movie Official Trailer.

From the Advocacy for Animals blog of Encyclopaedia Britannica:

The Right Jane

October 22, 2012

A Conversation with Conservationist and Chimpanzee Expert
Jane Goodall

by Gregory McNamee

For more than half a century, British primatologist Jane Goodall has been working among chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park region of Tanzania, gathering an exceptionally detailed body of data and personal observation that has advanced the study of primatology tremendously. She has also worked as an advocate for those chimpanzees far beyond Gombe, traveling constantly—she estimates more than 300 days out of the year—to speak on their behalf and to raise funds for conservation projects on the ground. Encyclopaedia Britannica contributing editor Gregory McNamee caught up with Dr. Goodall between planes to talk about her work, celebrated in the recently released documentary film Jane’s Journey.

Advocacy for Animals: How, of all the animals in the world that you might have studied, did you decide to work with chimpanzees—particularly not having had much formal study of primatology at that point?

Jane Goodall: From the time I was born, apparently, I’ve been fascinated by animals. From the start, it was animals, animals, animals, and this went on through my childhood. We didn’t have very much money at all, and World War II was raging. When I was 10 or 11, I found a secondhand book—we couldn’t have afforded a new book—called Tarzan of the Apes, and I read it from cover to cover. Of course I fell in love with Tarzan. Of course he married the wrong Jane. Anyway, that was when my dream began to take root: I would grow up, go to Africa, live with animals, and write books about them.

Everybody laughed at me.

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