September 28th, 2012
06:11 PM ET

Why Goodall studies chimpanzees

CNN iReporter Chris Morrow interviewed legendary chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall.

Goodall says we are closer to chimpanzees biologically and behaviorally than any other animal, so learning more about them gives us insights into our evolutionary past.

"We also learn to be a little humble, and realize we are part of, and not separated from, the rest of the animal kingdom," Goodall said.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. shelly

    Maybe we can figure what went wrong in our genetic code, causing some to morph into gop, before their policies have us go extinct.

    October 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  2. lweba

    Go tell it to the Christian Conservatives!

    October 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
  3. stef g

    I'd like to hear her have a chat with this moron

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-paul-broun-evolution-hell-20121007,0,4628858.story

    October 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  4. Quadg

    humans are closer, genetically, to chimpanzees, than horses are to donkeys....

    scary thing is, if you breed a horse with a donkey, you get a Mule...

    October 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  5. Legolas

    Don't you people love Chimpanzees?

    October 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  6. leonor

    greart woman ! big heart!

    October 7, 2012 at 5:59 am |
    • Micheal

      Yes she does. She funded the magnate schools JGEMS (Jane Goodall Environmental Magnate Schools) for middle graders to learn and experience first hand our eco system. An excellent oppurtunity for the children to use what they learn in the class room and then actually put that knowledge to use in an out of classroom environment by collecting Data on our local stream systems and protected lands which in turn that information is also actually used. Our child, I feel, received a better education because of her. His ethusiasm for learning under Janes program earned him Presidential Honor Rolls 2 of the 3 years he attended. Janes love for all Gods creatures runs deep. Thank you Jane.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  7. Nate

    As a kid, I wanted to be just like her.

    October 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
  8. Ed Brock

    Nice piece. Love the story about hiding in the barn to watch the chicken laying eggs.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  9. Susan Stuba

    She is my hero. God bless her for all the hard work she has done for our beautiful creatures.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm |
  10. Patsy Jenkins

    I've read TMZ articles with more content.

    October 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    • Boo

      I wouldn't brag about reading TMZ articles....who's the real cretin? Seems it's you.

      October 8, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  11. Ape Banana

    Eeek eeek

    October 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm |

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