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Why did Jane Goodall wanted to learn about chimpanzees?
Question Date: 2019-05-12
Answer 1:

Thanks for your question. Jane Goodall’s love for animals started when she was a kid. Her father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee that she slept with every night. As she got older, her passion for animals and Africa grew as she learned more about them. When she was 23 years old, she called a man named Louis Leakey to talk about animals and he decided that she would make a great chimpanzee researcher. He sent her to Tanzania, a country in eastern Africa, to study the chimps and how they behave in the wild. She soon saw how their homes were being destroyed by humans and decided to spend her life trying to save them. She created the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to protect chimpanzees and other primates by supporting their habitats and teaching the public about how to protect them so we can help too!

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