How old is Jane Goodall?


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As of 2014, Jane Goodall is still alive at the age of 80. Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist. She is most famous for her groundbreaking study of chimpanzees in Tanzania in 1960.

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Goodall spent almost two years living among a troop of chimpanzees. During that time, she became accepted among the group of chimpanzees. Her active interaction with her subjects was unusual for primatologists at the time. Goodall became the first person to observe tool use in primates when she saw a chimpanzee using a twig to forage for termites. Although Goodall is from the United Kingdom, as of 2014 she spends the majority of her time abroad doing research, meeting with government officials to promote conservation efforts and giving talks to students.

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