The Jane Goodall Institut wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to share their birthday greetings with Jane for her special day. Send the opportunity on to your family and friends so that they can send their birthday greetings in to Jane. 


Dr. Jane Goodall has been dedicated for her entire life to learning about and studying animals. She has become a source of inspiration to those who value conservation, peace and the protection of all of earth’s creatures. Please join the Jane Goodall Institute in saying thank you and wishing Dr. Jane Goodall a very happy 80th birthday by signing Jane’s birthday card. 

Jane Goodall's Global Birthday Celebration

This year, Jane will celebrate yet another milestone:  her 80th birthday.  Many people have asked her about gifts, parties or other celebratory events.  She doesn’t want any of that.  Her wishes are quite simple. “The best birthday present I could have is to give all the Tchimpounga chimpanzees their freedom, and to have young people all around the globe do projects that make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.”  

Happy Birthday Jane!


Today, April 3, is Dr. Goodall's 79th birthday. Every day, we are grateful for all Dr. Goodall does, traveling 300 days a year to spread her message of hope while encouraging all of us to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

Happy Birthday Jane!

Today is a special day! It's Jane Goodall's birthday.

As Jane turns 78 years young, she is spending her birthday in one of her favorite places on Earth...other than Gombe National Park that is! She's watching the annual migration of the sandhill cranes in Nebraska's Plate River Valley. Of course, Jane is never one to take a day off like the rest of us and so she is also busily finalizing her latest book while in the middle of her spring 2012 North American speaking tour.

Happy Sweet Sixteen Mr. H!

If you have ever met Jane in person, you know that her special mascot Mr. H is never far behind. Given to Jane by her friend Gary Haun, a blind magician, Mr. H has been to dozens of countries and has been touched by millions of people. Today marks a very special occasion for Mr. H; it's his 16th birthday! Be sure to read more about Mr. H's story in Jane's own words and enjoy the photos below.

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Wounda's Journey

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