Jane Goodall Collection
Jane Goodall is best known for her study of chimpanzee social and family life. She began studying the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, in 1960. Instead of numbering the chimpanzees she observed, she gave them names such as Fifi and David Greybeard and observed them to have unique and individual personalities, an unconventional idea at the time. She found that “it isn’t only human beings who have personality, who are capable of rational thought and emotions like joy and sorrow.” She also observed behaviours such as hugs, kisses, pats on the back, and even tickling, what we consider “human” actions. Goodall insists that these gestures are evidence of “the close, supportive, affectionate bonds that develop between family members and other individuals within a community, which can persist throughout a life span of more than 50 years.” These findings suggest that similarities between humans and chimpanzees exist in more than genes alone and can be seen in emotion, intelligence, and family and social relationships.
The Jane Goodall collection contains relevant National Geographic Issues with articles covering Jane Goodall. This page also serves as a launching off point to discover the issues that covered her work over the years.
Inventory permitting – This collection is available as a whole for an additional discount.
To order one (or more) issues, simply click the link under the thumbnail. You will be taken to that issues page for purchase and for more information regarding that issue and it’s contents.