Jane Goodall honoured with ‘Wildlife Legend Award’

The Sanctuary Nature Foundation awarded its most prestigious ‘Wildlife Legend Award’ to the world’s leading expert on primatology, Dr Jane Goodall. Primatology is the scientific study of evolution, and the behaviour of non-human primates (monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas, etc).

She is globally known for her contributions to conservation, and social and behavioural studies of chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa. In 2002, she was named a UN Messenger of Peace. Breaking all gender stereotypes, Goodall pursued this field when biology and science were viewed as men’s only disciplines. The findings of her studies demonstrated that there are great similarities between humans and chimpanzees in the spheres of emotion, intelligence, family and social relationships. She discovered that chimpanzees also build tools for extracting ants and termites from mounds and are just as complex creatures as humans.