Jane Goodall read by Cristina Mittermeier
This episode of good night stories for rebel girls is based on the bestselling books by the same name. If you like today's episode, you can find Jane Goodall story on page eighty, two of volume one. Get your copy today at rebel girls, dot, com or wherever you buy your favorite books. Once upon a time there was a girl who dreamed of living with animals in Africa. One day that dream would come true and her discoveries about chimpanzees would forever change the way people see animals. Her name was Jane Goodall. As a child Jane lived in Bournemouth England she spent hours watcher. Quietly observing the animals outside. She kept earthworms underneath her pillow until she learned that they were happier in the dirt. She tamed a Robin by leaving a trail of crumbs on her window sill, slowly coaxing incite. Eventually in built a nest in her bookcase. Once! Jane waited inside the Hanes House, refusing to wiggle even though the rough Straw scratcher skate. She was watching the tickets to see how they lay their eggs finally one appear. And saw the Jane running to tell her mother. I know how a Neg- comes out. Meanwhile her mother had been searching for Jane for hours, but she always encouraged changed curiosity. Change father encouraged her love of animals to. When she was a baby, he batard jubilee. Especial stuff Koi sold honor of the first chimpanzee on at the Longdon Sue. To Baligh was James Constant companion. Tagging along on all her adventures. I'm Cristina Mittermeier and this is good night stories for rebel girls, a fairytale podcast about the rebel women who spirals. This week. Dr, Jane Huddle. Chain was born. Valerie, Jane Morris Goodwill in London in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty four. When World War Two began her father mortimer. A former race car driver joined the British army to in France. Jane her Mother Ban and her younger sister duty moved to a red brick home by the sea in. Bear, the goodwill family live with many pets. Cats dogs, guinea pigs, a terrapin, a canary, an even tortoise who kept disappearing, so they paint his shale right rent. Chain one said. Growing up. I was shy, an always wanted to be outside playing. Most often I could be found sitting high in the length of each tree in our backyard. I read and I did my homework there. Up on her perch chain loved to read stories about Dr Doolittle a character who talk to animals in Africa. She also became a big fan of the character Tarzan. She felt passionately in love with Tarzan and was jealous that he married the wrong jayme. Reading those stories, she began to dream of going to Africa herself. I H ten. Chains goal was to live with wild animals. I'm write books about. which she cold other suffered dream, everybody laughed and told her that she was a girl. Everybody except her mother, who said if Jane really wanted something, she should work hard. Take advantage of opportunities a never give up. Van Never told her she couldn't do something because she was a girl. Jane never forgot her mother's advice. Though. Jane was shy. That didn't prevent her from sharing her passion for wildlife with others. At Age twelve, she formed the alligator club with her sister, Judy and two friends sally and sue. They made a museum to store artifacts like feathers, seashells and detailed nature notebooks. Jane put together the Alligator magazine to showcase our findings. The Nature Club even raise money to help old. Jane was a good student. Her family couldn't afford college. Van had just enough money for Jane to attend secretarial school to learn the skills needed for office work. Jane, eventually got a job filing. Oxford University which she found boring though her supervisor did let her bring her pet hamster hamlet. Who Work? A friend help Jane a different job in London with a studio that made documentaries. Jane and Join Editing Film and choosing background music. Big City. Life in London was exciting. Jane still long to be nature. Ben An opportunity arrive in the form of a letter from a school French. The French family had a farming Kenya and she was inviting Jane to spend six months there with her. Of. Course gene was happy to accept, but she couldn't afford the expensive ticket who Africa. That wouldn't stop Jane. She left her. Job moved back home and began working as a waitress. Jane was quite good at it. She could balance as many as thirteen place on her arms. All the money she earned waiting tables. She saved under the partner. After five months she had enough for a ticket just as her mother had pulled Shane didn't give a now. Dream was coming troop. On March, thirteenth, nineteen, fifty seven Jane stood on the dock ready to board. The ship Kenya Castle. Except there was one problem. Her last book was missing. Passport must've fallen out of her purse. I'm Jen couldn't leave without. Her, plan! Seem Dash. Until an employee from the travel agency race toward the ship with Jane's travel documents in. Someone had returned them to the agency just in the nick of time. Ship set sail with Jane Onboard. Many passengers struggled with sea. Sickness but Jane spend much of the three weeks at the prow of the ship. In her wirt as forward as one could get. She couldn't wait reached Mombasa. From there, she took a train to her friends farm. Jane finally arrived on April. Third Nineteen fifty seven her twenty third birthday. They even had cake for her. Best pressing was finding a while giraffe running alongside of winding dirt. Jane felt at home in Africa from the moment she arrived. They, however, she needed a job. Friends suggested to reach out to Louis Leakey a famous scientist. He and his wife. Mary was also a scientist studied fossils together. The couple discovers some of humans. Earliest answers at a place called all divide CH-. John Lewis met. He was impressed by Jason Fousiya some for the natural world and her venture spirit. As Secretary Jane joined the leaky, said older by. Working there required. Long hours spent crouched into third painstaking the brushing fussell's free. Jane didn't have training for these past, but she learned quickly. Lewis believed chimpanzees could help them better understand humans ancestors. No one had ever observed them long term in the while. Lewis wanted to send someone to do a study of Champs. At be streamed game reserve in Tanzania, now called Gumby National Park. He's ideal candidate who des Excellent observational skills, an open mind, deep patients and know how to survive in the wild. While hiking old by Jane and a friend had encountered a male lion. A dangerous situation while armed. When Jane recounted the story to Louis around the campfire. He told her she done everything bright. According to Jane, it was right then that Lewis made the decision about who should research the chimpanzees. Jane was perfect for the job. In June nineteen sixty Jane set off for Gumby. Alone? She brought her mother along. Officials refused to allow Jane stay there by herself. They didn't think it was safe for young woman to be alone. Always Supportive van couldn't let this opportunity pass her daughter by so mother and daughter shared a small army tent and met open the evening to talk about their daily adventures, fine Kim Pissy with their own project clinic where she provided medical care. Bear face many threats in the early days at Gumby, leaping leopards, fighting t t flies prickly bikes. Jane and her mother both contracted malaria on were sick for three weeks finds fever reached a dangerous one hundred five degrees before they both recovery. But fear didn't stop Jane. She later said it was so fascinating. That nothing could deter me. By October, van returned to England. As much as Jane loved sharing the campsite with her mother. She relished her time alone in the forest. Jane New the too much noise and activity scared away the animals. At first whenever they spotted her, they would dash away. She could only watch him at a distance with binoculars. Jane work hard to slowly establish the chimpanzees trust. She dressed in a simple outfit that blended in with four surroundings, and she wore the same clothes embry day. She mimicked the chimp's behavior. Each day she packard tin box with a blanket, sweater, food and coffee. And prepared to spend hours upon hours. Silently sitting, waiting and always observing. Most scientists at the time for to give the animals they absorb numbers instead of names. But as Jane grew to not be chimps and their distinct personalities. She named them all. Flow was a popular older female channel and a caring mother Fabian Vegan I'm baby fee. Not all the champs were always carrying. A chimp was charge that Jane causing tumble off the edge of a cliff. She was injured, but okay. Thanks to the soft pushes. That broke her fault. Her favorite champ was David rapier. He was the first. Let chain close. Perhaps he was curious about her as she was about him. On like the others when Jane Approached Them David didn't run. He came to accept her even picking up a Nana from her hand. So gently, no snatching. She wrote in a letter home. It was thanks to David that Jane me to important discoveries. I she saw him eating a Bush bake. Prior to that, scientists had believed chimpanzees only ate plants now. She had evidence that they were omnivores. The second and more important discovery happened when James. Watch David at a termite mound. He broke off a long stalk of grass and inserted it into the mound when he pulled it out, it was covered in termites tasty snack. Soon Jane saw other chimpanzees fishing with grasses. They also strip steaks of their leaves to make crude tools. Something scientists call object modification. Till Ben. It was thought only humans could do that. According to Jane these was cost to either redefine man or accept chimps as human. Careful observations as twenty six year old self pod scientists where a breakthrough in understanding animals. Before those discoveries. Jane had feared that funding for her project. That Kombi would be caught because she hadn't learned anything new. But after she documented the chimps, using tools and National Geographic, society gave a grant to continue chains were. Some critics tried to discredit gentile because she hadn't received academic training beyond high school, so Lewis helped her get admitted to Cambridge University. They recognize the value of her work at Gumby and count the back door her classes. Eventually gene would earn a doctorate from Cambridge in nineteen sixty two. Becoming Dr Jane Goodall. National Geographic wanted to publish a magazine article about Jane's work. And it was hard for her to take pictures in the midst of observations, so they arrange for a wildlife photographer Hugo van logic to join gene. At first, she wasn't happy to have a stranger in what she called her little paradise. Pleased to find out that Hugo love nature and animals as much as she did. National, geographic published Jane's first article. My life among wild chimpanzees with Hugo photographs in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, three, and the nine hundred sixty five. CBS aired the television, Special Miss Gell and the wild chimpanzees, a documentary national geographic made with Hugo's footage. Twenty million viewers watched fascinated by Jane's robbery, knowledge and hard work. quickly, she became a worldwide celebrity. As Jane grew to know and love the chimpanzees, Kombi. Baby came like a family tour. She would later say what an amazing privilege Wass to be utterly accepted by a wild animal. Flow fee David Greybeard under arrest. We're in James Only family at though. Jane and Hugo fell in love beer. After he's assignment and that and he left Gumby Hugo sent chain and urgent telegram. would. She marry him? She answered yes. The Cup of their wedding cake was decorated with a clay figurine of David Greybeard. Pictures of their chimpanzee. France lined the walls up their London reception. Nine hundred sixty four flow birth to another baby flint. Giving Jane an opportunity to observe chimpanzee mothering from the very start. Flow gave flint lots of cuddles. When he was being naughty, she distracted him instead of punishing him. She was playful with their children. Jane Nine that like people chimpanzees laugh when they play watching flows caring patient mothering was an inspiration to Jane when she and Hugo had their son whom they nickname rob. Jane had been more time keeping grub safe as a toddler in Gumby so her students spent more and more time in the field, meanwhile chain began writing books and continued making films with Hugo. As jeans frame grew and family responsibilities changed. She spent less time alone in the forest, observing animals chains. Books were so popular she would spend months away while sharing them with readers. More eager students join Jane At. To learn an assist with her work. In Nineteen, seventy, seven, the Jane Goodall Institute was founded there to study and protect chimpanzees. In one thousand, nine, hundred six chain, attended a conference that made her aware of the threats to welching. In some places in Africa. Hunted? In other parts of the world they were kept in cages for research. This horrified Jane. She? Later said I arrived at the conference. As a scientist, I left us an activist. She became committed to conservation and education and took action to help chimpanzees right away. One of the ways they were being threatened, was by the forestation. Fewer trees meant less food and less land for chimpanzees so Jane started a program called. Care who help communities live sustainably implant more trees. Another of Jane's Programs Chimpanzee Zoo. Works to protect chimpanzees in captivity. It makes sure places like sues have enriching healthy living environments. She also has a kids program called roots and shoots. It has members in more than one hundred thirty countries. Learn about animals and how to protect nature. In some ways, it reminds Jane of her early days leading a nature club with Tutti Sally Sue. Jane explained. The alligator club had only four members, roots and shoots is encouraging hundreds of thousands of young people to take action and tried to make this a better world for all living things. Today, the Gumby champ observation that Jane started is the longest continuous study of any animal in their natural habitat in history. James still keeps a small house at Gumby. It is the same one she lived in with Hugo. According to Jane, the best days of her life were spent their. People sometimes ask why she doesn't spend more time there now. The answer is she still has worked to. Jane travels around three hundred days each year all over the world. She's never place longer than three weeks. She has too much important information about animal, advocacy and conservation to share. And she's spreading an equally important message about how we must all show respect and love for living things around us especially each other. Now jeans role is to make sure that the next generation are better stewards and we've been to the Earth And whenever Jayme visits her childhood home England, she's created an old friend. Eighty five years after Jane I received the Gift From her father, her beloved stopped chimps. Jubilee still sits on her dresser. He's hairless from all. The loving Jane has given him. Much like love. She shared for animals and with the world. Harold I'm shady from Nashville Tennessee. Today's episode was hosted by Cristina Mittermeier, a marine biologist activist and conservation photographer Christina founded the International League of conservation, Corps, Talk I, and he's the CO founder of see Legacy a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of our JEN's. This podcast is a production of rebel girls and Boom Integrated Division of John Marshall Nubia. It's based on the book series. Good night stories rebel girls. visit www dot, rebel girls dot com and use the Promo Code rebel podcast. Get fifteen percent off. Are Executive Producers Are Elena if he and Danny Lani this season was produced by John. Marshall. Cherry Sarah Storm and Robin. Lie, Karen. Is Production Manager. This episode was written by Rebecca Barons and edited by ninety proof read by Danielle over your original theme music was composed and performed by nature of our jockey. Who is also sound design. This episode Muttiah Marchelli was the sound mixer. Until next time, stay tuned and stay rattle.