Jane Goodall: Inspirational Female Scientist of the Day
Jane Goodall is most famous for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.
Jane was born in London in 1934, an era when women were expected to grow up to be housewives, not scientists.
Jane, however, marched to the beat of her own drum. As a child, she was given a lifelike chimpanzee toy named Jubilee by her father and her fondness for the toy started her early love of animals.
Her passion for animals led Jane to Africa to study the chimpanzees.
She showed the world how similar chimpanzee and human behavior was and fought for the protection of these beautiful animals.