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Sunday, February 12, 2012


If asked who I would like to meet of any person, living or not
hands down it would be Jane Goodall.
Aside from being an incredible voice for the saviour of primates 
around the world, I think she would be most interesting to spend a day with.
At 77 years old, she still traipses around the jungle for hours,
crouching amongst the chimpanzees, as well as 
traipsing around the world to bring education to everyone 
from small children to some of the top governmental officials around.
It amazes me what she has achieved in her life as a person
without a scientific background.
It is only through her passion to connect with our closest living
relative, that she has accomplished what she has.
And so my little tribute...
If you have about 13 minutes you should watch this
interview from 60 Minutes a few weeks ago.
If I had a chance to sit and sip tea with Dame Goodall,
I think I would like to ask her about her childhood and what
inspired her to go out and do the things she did.
Imagine being a young, white British woman and 
deciding to go off roaming the jungles of Africa!
What ever her drive, we are all the better for it.


the wild magnolia said...

jane is personality plus. Jane is beautiful and furry.

Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

I've always admired Jane Goodall, and would likely ask her way too many questions if i ever had the marvelous fortune to meet her! Your Jane is so very special. Furry lovely sweetheart. Love her. Love both Janes dearly..

Valerie Brown said...

I like your little Jane - she gave me a chuckle! I also am a huge admirer of Jane Goodall. When I was much younger, my fantasy life involved traipsing off to the jungle to work with some type of animal!

Brenda Stratton said...

What a wonderful thought Kerry. I'd like to know what inspired her as a child too. Miss you. xxxb

JeannetteLS said...

When I was about ten I wanted to be Jane Goodall when I grew up. I had cut out all the National Geographic pictures of her, put them on poster board and hung it in my room. She was and still IS one of my heroes.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh Kerry! I think you would love her book "A Reason for Hope." She talks about her childhood, WWII and how she ended up in Gombe. It's one of my favorite biographies. I'd send you mine but I loaned it out and I can't remember to whom!

Thanks for posting this. LOVE your chimp!!! So much personality, as always.

Jacquie said...

I was lucky enough to see her speak. She and Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas. Chimps, gorillas and orangs. About 30 years ago and I still remember it.