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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is one of the most famous primatologists in history who achieved fame for her forty-five year study of the chimpanzee and its social structure. Good was born in London in 1934 and loved chimpanzees from an early age; her desire to study animals led to her meeting Dr. Louis Leakey, who hired her as his research assistant.

After traveling with them to an archaeological dig in Africa, Leakey asked her to study chimpanzees for six months, to which Goodall immediately agreed. Her study of the chimpanzee began in 1960, which is where the bulk of the story began. As time progressed, Goodall would earn her PhD in ethology from Darwin College at Cambridge in 1964. While in the field, Goodall would marry her photographer, the Baron Hugo van Lawick; they would have a son between their research, Hugo Eric Louis, who they called "Grub."

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