As a child Jane received a toy resembling a chimpanzee that kindled her love and curiosity for animals. When she was young she observed wildlife and nature which helped her love for animals. At the age of 18 she left school due to her love for animals.
Through her friends she met a famous anthropologist and paleontologist Louis Keakey, he provided her with a oppertunitity for them to study in Gombe Reserve National Park. In 1977 she established the Jane Goodall institute protect wildlife. She had no scientific knowledge or graduate degree but she observed chimpanzees and made a major breakthrough.
She is best known for her research in Gombe National Park for more than 4 decades. Jane is a activist fighting for the rights of animals and creating awareness about wildlife to preserve future generations of animals. In order for Jane to protect chimpanzees she founded Jane Goodall university in 1977 which now has its groups all around the world.
In 1999 she was honored with the international peace award. In 2006 she was honored with the 60th anniversary metal of the UNESCO and french legion honor. Finally in 2006 she was honored with national geographic