On April 3, 1934, Jane Goodall was born in London, England. Goodall would follow her passion for animal behavior all the way to Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, where her groundbreaking work studying chimpanzees made her the most famous primatologist in the world.One of Goodall’s most famous contributions to ethology (the study of animal behavior) is the observation that chimpanzees use tools. This behavior was previously only associated with human beings. The Gombe chimps “fish” for termites (a favorite food) by inserting a thin branch or stalk of grass into a termite mound, and removing it when the branch is full of clinging termites.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry advocate Noun
person who speaks, writes, or otherwise supports a person, idea, or cause.
anything an organism does involving action or response to stimulation.
management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect.
Encyclopedic Entry: conservation document Verb
to keep track of.
study of animal behavior in natural environments.
innovative or pioneering.
biologist who specializes in the study of primates.
instrument used to help in the performance of a task.
organisms living in a natural environment.