Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall is a British anthropologist and biologist specializing in ethology and primatology. Goodall is best known for her studies of chimpanzee social and family life in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania beginning in 1960. She is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the youth program Roots & Shoots.
Jane was in the Netherlands last April. Despite her advanced age, Jane still travels the world lecturing. Annelies, being a big fan, had bought 2 tickets for this lecture and traveled to The Hague together with her niece Laura Moolenaar.
Through the organization ELT (Every Living thing) a shelter in Dar-es-Salaam that we regularly help and visit, there was even a short line that allowed WFA to have a meet&greet with this fascinating fighter. The manager and owner of this shelter (Brittany Hilton) is an very good friend of Jane’s grandchildren.
Indeed, Jane has even invested and is closely involved with ELT. Annelies, during one of her visits to ELT, had just missed Jane, but interest was aroused. Since she was in the Netherlands anyway, Annelies and WFA were invited along with some lucky few for a short personal get-together.