Jane Meets Tarzan

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 5:20pm

Last month, Dr. Goodall traveled to Paris as part of a 3-day visit to the City of Light. While there she promoted the work of the Jane Goodall Institute-France and attended a number of events to highlight the work JGI is doing in Africa. She also had meetings with government officials to discuss ways in which France is making positive environmental choices. The American University of Paris Roots & Shoots group shared some of their amazing projects. Dr. Goodall even met her childhood hero, Tarzan! Take a look at the trip in pictures.

Dr. Goodall meets actor Christophe Lambert, who played the lead role in the 1984 film Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. The film is based on the Tarzan stories written by Edward Rice Burroughs. Dr. Goodall often jokes that she would make a better love interest than that other Jane whom Burroughs featured in his books. 

Dr. Goodall’s traveling companion, Mr. H, takes a minute to check out the public bicycle system in Paris. On many street corners in Paris, bikes are available to pedestrians enrolled in the Velib program. Over 20,000 bikes are distributed at nearly 1,800 locations in the city. Mr. H thinks this is a great idea!

A picture of complementing styles. Dr. Goodall, dressed in red, takes a moment to pose with the red gorilla sculpture during the “Species in Danger” exhibit she inaugurated at the Xavier Nicolas Art Gallery. Over 20 artists who created original works featuring endangered species were highlighted. The exhibit was organized in recognition of Dr. Goodall’s role as the Patron for the United Nations Year of the Gorilla campaign, a year long project to bring awareness to the plight of the species. Learn more about the campaign here: http://www.yog2009.org/




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