Jane Goodall

United Kingdom

Jane Goodall Bio

Who is Jane Goodall

Dame Jane Morris Goodall is an English primatologist, ethologist, UN messenger of peace, and considered as a world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. She is highly respected member of the world scientific community and advocate of ecological preservation.

Early Life (Childhood)

Goodall was fascinated about animals from her early childhood. She used to observe animals and birds, making their sketches, notes. She had a huge dream to travel to Africa for research of animals and their habitats.

Interesting Facts

She is in no.6 position in top ten richest scientist still alive having net worth of $175 million. She still has toy of chimpanzee gifted by her father at age 1.

Personal Life

She has been married twice. She married photographer Baron Hugo Van Lawick and they have a son. They got divorced and the same year she married Derek Brysceson but unfortunately is died because of the cancer.


She has got many awards n honours such as Kyoto prize, Hubbard medal,Tyler prize for Environmental Achievement, DEB,Award for Humane Excellence,Golden Plate, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Her work has not escape of controversies. Some scientists disapproved her naming style and feeding habits to attract the chimpanzees.