The Jane Goodall Hamster

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 1:54pm

Over the years, a variety of animals, plants and even buildings have been named in Jane's honor. The newest addition to the list: a hamster!

Last week, students at the Madam Newton Einstein Science Academy in Oak Ridge North, Texas decided to name their new class hamster after Jane. The Academy described Jane as a four-week-old, short-haired beige and white hamster.

The Academy, founded three months ago, is an educational facility focused on bringing science to life for children of all ages by exploring, experimenting and discovering in science labs created especially for young people. The facility also has a discovery room filled with plants and animals for the children’s observation and study. After learning about Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Institute's global environmental youth program, the students are considering starting a group of their own.




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