Jane Goodall Celebrates Her 80th Birthday Today

By Liz Donahey | Apr 03


Jane Goodall Celebrates Her 80th Birthday Today

Bushtracks Salutes the World’s Foremost Champion of Chimpanzees

Happy Birthday to Jane Morris Goodall born 80 years ago today on 3 April 1934 in London. Jane is considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, and is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania in Eastern Africa.

Shown in the photograph above, Bushtracks' owners Carolyn and David Tett posed with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and Dr. Toshisada Nishida at the Leakey Foundation’s Gala on November 1, 2008 at the then newly re-opened California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Bushtracks, together with National Geographic, was a proud sponsor of the Leakey Foundation’s 2008 Leakey Prize celebration, honoring the work of Drs. Goodall and Nishida. The Leakey Foundation is the world’s most successful private funder of human evolutionary science.

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Photo Credits: Newsline Magazine: Achievement.com, foolstattoo.tumblr.com


Topics: Activities and Culture, Destinations

AUTHOR BIO | Liz Donahey

Liz is Bushtracks' Digital Marketing Manager. Like an online safari guide, Liz, helps travelers navigate the often complex landscape of African travel by keeping www.bushtracks.com up to date and creating online communities where returning Bushtracks travelers can continue their adventures by learning more about Africa and connecting with others who love all things African. When she’s not busy blogging about the latest goings-on in Kenya or Zambia, you’ll find Liz enjoying the company of her three little girls, husband and kennel of golden retrievers. Prior to joining Bushtracks in 2013, Liz spent the last decade exploring the uncharted terrain of digital marketing and information technology, creating online marketing roadmaps and platforms, and teaching part time as an Assistant Professor at Dominican University of California.

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