On April 3, 1934, Jane Goodall was born in London, England. Jane’s love of animals would take her all the way to Tanzania, where she studied chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park. Jane’s work with the Gombe chimps changed the way we think about animal behavior forever.One of Jane’s most amazing discoveries was made while observing a chimp named David Greybeard. Jane documented David and other chimps sticking thin branches into holes in termite mounds. Termites are a favorite food of chimpanzees. When the chimps removed the branch, dozens of juicy termites were clinging to it—ready to be licked off like a lollipop!Jane’s observations proved that chimpanzees made and used tools. Before Jane documented the Gombe chimps’ behavior, tool use was considered a human-only activity.
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.