photo: Hugo Van Lawick

“Jane Goodall‘s story of a young girl who loved animals and dreamed of going to Africa-and who found a way of making that dream come true-is also one of the great scientific sagas. Goodall’s longstanding study of chimpanzee behavior at Gombe Stream, Tanzania, demonstrating how closely chimpanzees resemble humans-and humans chimpanzees-has caused a revolution in how we understand ourselves.”

in  Women of National Geographic