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April 18, 2018

Dr. Jane Goodall Makes Historic First Visit to the U.S. National Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Dr. Goodall met with experts from leading retirement refuge for former research chimpanzees

World famous chimpanzee champion Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, traveled to Shreveport, La. on Saturday, April 14 to visit Chimp Haven for the first time. The visit represents Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute‘s commitment to and expertise in chimpanzee welfare, as well as a part of collective efforts to advocate on behalf of all chimpanzees in the United States formerly used for biomedical research being given proper retirement accommodations at the sanctuary. Chimp Haven, the private, non-profit animal welfare organization serves as the national chimpanzee sanctuary for more than 230 chimpanzees retired from National Institutes of Health medical research facilities.

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April 10, 2018

Dr. Jane Goodall Unveils Life-Sized Bronze Sculpture ‘The Red Palm Nut’ by Artist Marla Friedman Depicting Goodall and Chimpanzee David Greybeard

On April 3rd, 2018, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace, celebrated her 84th birthday by unveiling a narrative monument-sized bronze sculpture depicting young Jane Goodall and chimpanzee David Greybeard, titled ‘The Red Palm Nut’, created by Chicago-based artist Marla Friedman at the Field Museum. Dr. Goodall was present for the sculpture unveiling along with nearly one thousand guests. The breathtaking monument will remain on display at the Field Museum’s Stanley Hall.

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August 25, 2017

National Geographic Announces Exclusive Screening of Feature Documentary Jane Accompanied by Live Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, Monday, October 9

National Geographic Documentary Films announced today an exclusive one-night engagement of the highly anticipated feature documentary JANE at Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Bowl on Monday, Oct. 9. The film, from award-winning director Brett Morgen (“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “The Kid Stays in the Picture”) uses a trove of 16 mm footage unearthed from the National Geographic archives to tell the story of Jane Goodall, a young untrained woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

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August 16, 2017

Artist Paints Portrait of Jane Goodall’s Famous Chimpanzee, Fifi
Renowned scientist honored with remarkable painting

World-renowned ethologist and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall was recently honored with Spirit of the Forest, a painting from the critically acclaimed artist, Bruce Lawes. The painting features Fifi and Flirt, two chimpanzees made famous by Goodall’s landmark study with the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park and the waterfall that Goodall often visited in the park.

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