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date: 18 June 2019

Goodall, Jane 

A Dictionary of Scientists
 Market House Books Market House Books

(1934–) British primatologistIn 1957 Goodall, a Londoner, approached Louis Leakey for a job of some kind as she “wanted to get closer to animals.” Leakey employed her, initially as a secretary, and took her with him to Olduvai. He told her that he had long been searching for someone sufficiently interested in animals to be prepared “to forego the amenities of civilization for long periods of time without difficulty.” More precisely he wanted someone to observe the 160 chimps of the Gombe Stream Reserve on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika at close quarters over several years. After some initial training at the Royal Free Hospital and the London Zoo, Goodall was installed at Gombe in ... ...

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