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In this short animated video, Jane Goodall talks about how she made groundbreaking discoveries about the behavior of chimpanzees when she was only in her 20s — and without any formal training or degree. We hear her saying good morning in the language of chimpanzees and citing evidence that yeti actually exist.
Dame Jane Morris Goodall, born in 1934, is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.