Happy Mother's Day

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 9:27am

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we wanted to share two of our favorite archival photos of Dr. Jane with her mother, Vanne. Dr. Goodall always credits her “amazing mother” for her success. Growing up, her mother encouraged her by saying, “If you really want something, and if you work hard, take advantage of the opportunities, and never give up, you will somehow find a way.” To learn more about Dr. Jane’s early life and her inspiring mother, please visit http://www.janegoodall.org/janes-story.

 

Jane and her mother, Vanne, in the early days of Gombe.

 

And for another special Mother's Day treat, watch this video of La Vielle, one of the chimpanzees at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitatin Center who has become a surrogate mother to many of the other young chimpanzees who live there. 

 

 

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