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WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A 37-year-old Louisiana chimpanzee won The Humane Society of the United States Chimpanzee Art Contest, judged by the public and primatologist Jane Goodall.

Fish and Wildlife Service proposes listing all chimps as endangered

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed classifying chimpanzees in the wild and captivity as endangered.

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Africa's elephant slaughter funds wars

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Al Roker and Alison Sweeney are to lead NBC's coverage of the 24th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., the network said.

Fewer women speak at science conferences

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Goodall to be Tournament of Roses GM

Goodall to be Tournament of Roses GM

PASADENA, Calif., April 25 (UPI) -- Famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall is to serve as grand marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities in Pasadena, Calif., organizers said.

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Goodall sues over baby food deal

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Primatologist Jane Goodall's non-profit organization says in a lawsuit a company owes $720,000 it had agreed to pay for marketing its vegetarian baby food.
Jane Goodall to open research center

Jane Goodall to open research center

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 17 (UPI) -- Renowned conservationist and primatologist Jane Goodall will establish a research center on the Duke University campus in North Carolina, school officials said.
Goodall urges changes to protect chimps

Goodall urges changes to protect chimps

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Modern technology must be exploited to stop the habitat losses threatening wild populations of chimpanzees, said British primatologist Jane Goodall.
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Jane Goodall
NYP2002092708 - NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Reknowned wildlife biologist/primatologist Jane Goodall poses on Sept. 27, 2002 in New York at the premiere of a documentary film titled "Wild Chimpanzees" featuring Dr. Goodall and her work amongst the chimpanzees at the Gombe National Park in Tanzania. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 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 45-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 has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.

Jane Goodall was born in London, England in 1934 to Mortimer Herbert Morris-Goodall, a businessman, and Margaret Myfanwe Joseph, a novelist who wrote under the name Vanne Morris-Goodall. As a child she was given a lifelike chimpanzee toy named Jubilee by her father; her fondness for the toy started her early love of animals. Today, the toy still sits on her dresser in London. As she writes in her book, Reason For Hope: "My mother's friends were horrified by this toy, thinking it would frighten me and give me nightmares."

Goodall had always been passionate about animals and Africa, which brought her to the farm of a friend in the Kenya highlands in 1957. From there, she obtained work as a secretary, and acting on her friend's advice she telephoned Louis Leakey, a Kenyan archaeologist and paleontologist, with no other thought than to make an appointment to discuss animals. Leakey, believing that the study of existing great apes could provide indications of the behaviour of early hominids, was looking for a chimpanzee researcher though he kept the idea to himself. Instead, he proposed that Goodall work for him as a secretary. After obtaining his wife Mary Leakey's approval, Louis sent Goodall to Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, where he laid out his plans.

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