Jane Goodall

Picture of Jane Goodall

Place of birth: London

Citizenship: United Kingdom


The famous scientist, who has spent over 30 years studying the chimpanzees, the UN decided to appoint an ambassador of the world in recognition of its achievements in the field of nature protection.

Born in 1934 in London. Father an engineer, mother a writer. Since childhood, I was absolutely fascinated by animals and in 9 letmechtala to go to Africa. At 21, her dream has come true. While working as a waitress, she saved up money for a trip to Nairobi (Kenya). They learned about the expedition anthropologist Likleya in Zaire and became the party`s project to study chimpanzees. Since then, Jane lives next to the monkeys, won, they say, their full confidence. In 1964 he became director of the Gombe reserve in Lake Tanganyika. Author of several books on primates, defended her doctoral thesis at the University of Cambridge on ethology (animal behavior) and anthropology. Her work and life in the jungle, the subject of many articles in "National Geographic."

Fotokorrepondent this magazine Hugo van Lowick was her first husband. From his first marriage had a son. Jane and Hugo divorced. Second husband Goodall - Derek Bryson, head of the Tanzania`s national parks. He died in 1980.