Meet Jane Goodall, the Woman Who Inspired a Generation of Young Innovators

Jane Goodall is a renowned primatologist (that’s the study of primates) who has done pioneering work in the field of animal behavior and conservation. Her most notable research was with chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, Africa.

Jane’s interest in animals began when she went to live with her grandmother in rural Bournemouth during World War II. Her grandmother had two dogs and Jane would often play with them by taking them for walks or going to the beach with them. At the age of 12, she decided that she wanted to be a vet but her parents said it wasn’t a practical career for a woman. Jane pioneered on and blazed her own path! She uncovered the intelligence and loving nature of our animal cousins.

Who’s your hero? What animal fascinates you most, and why?