What kind of contributions did Jane Goodall made to the study of primate behavior?
For 45 years, Jane Goodall studied social and family interactions of Chimpanzees in Tanzania. She learned that each chimpanzee had emotions and personalities, which at the time was a new concept. She established in 1977 the Jane Goodall Institute to protect wild chimanzees as well as their habitats. She spends a good deal of her year travelling and acting as an advocate to wildlife. Chimpanzees were once thought to be strict vegetarians, but Goodall observed them feeding at termite mounds utilizing tools to extract the termites. At the time, only humans were thought to use tools and she showed how advanced these creatures were and how similar chimpanzees and humans can be in terms of social interactions, personalities and family groups.