Animal Rights Activist
Early Life :
-Born on April 3 1934, in London,England.
-Both her parents wrote novels under the
name of Vanne Morris Goodall .
- Goodall reared in London with her sister,
- Jude Goodall’s fascination with animal
behavior began in early childhood .
Early life :
- Goodall attended the Uplands private
school but left school at the age of 18
to work as a secretary at Oxford
- She met the famed anthropologist ,
Louis Leakey who hired her as a
- In 1962, Baron Hugo van Lawick , a wildlife
photographer was sent to Africa to film Goodall at
- The assignment ran longer than anticipated and
Goodall and van Lawick got married on March
Observing chimps in Africa :
- On July 16,1960, Goodall accompanied by her
mother and her African cook returned back to
Africa and established a camp
- Her first attempt to observe a group of chimps
failed .She couldn’t get nearer than 500 yards
before they fled .
- Goodall used her newfound acceptance to
establish what she termed the “banana club’’, a
system she used to gain trust and understanding
of everyday chimps behavior .
- She imitated their behaviors,spent time in the
trees and ate their food.
- she noted that chimps throw stones as weapons
to comfort each other and develop long term
familiarity bons .
- Ethologists had long believed that
chimps were vegetarian. Goodall
witnessed chimps killing and eating
- she also observed chimps inserting
blades of grass or leaves into termites
hills to lure termites onto the blades .
Impact on Africa :
-goodall’s fieldwork to the publication of articles
and five major books. she was known and
respected first in scientific circles and through
media, became a minor celebrity .
- Her writings an animal world of social drama,
comedy and tragedy where distinct and varied
personalities interact ad sometimes clash
- Goodall’s stance is that scientists
must try harder to find alternatives to
use of animals in research
-Goodall has received numerous
honors and awards including the Gold
Medal of Conversation from the San
Diego Zoological Society in 1974 .