A live stream of Dr. Jane Goodall's message on "Education for Peace," the 2013 theme for the United Nations International Day of Peace, held on Sept. 18, 2013 in New York City.
From their live talk on November 6, 2013 at the ABC Continuity Forum in Miami, Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Sylvia Earle discuss the current state of our planet and the action we, as stewards of our earth, must do to preserve and heal the harm we have inflicted over the many years.
Dr. Jane’s mother Vanne gave her the best piece of advice when she was young. When she wanted to go to Africa and everyone laughed at her, Dr. Jane’s mother would say, “If you really want something, you have to work hard, take advantage of opportunities, and never give up.”
Dr. Jane’s favorite animal is a dog, although chimpanzees hold a special place in her heart.
The older chimpanzees that Dr. Jane spent time observing remember her but the younger ones do not. Some studies of chimpanzees in captivity have shown that chimpanzees can remember people after 11 years.
Dr. Jane first decided that she wanted to go to Africa to study animals and write books about them after reading “Dr. Dolittle” and “Tarzan of the Apes” as a child. To this day, Dr. Jane still believes that Tarzan married the wrong Jane!
When Dr. Jane was young, she knew that she wanted to live with animals in Africa and write books about them. She never dreamed of studying an animal as exotic as a chimpanzee.
Dr. Jane’s favorite chimpanzee of all time is David Greybeard, the one who first trusted her and allowed her to come close enough to observe him. Her favorite chimpanzee at Gombe today is a female named Gremlin who Dr. Jane has known since she was a newborn baby.