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Goodall, Jane

English-born primatologist and conservationist: After working as an assistant to Louis Leakey, Goodall began to habituate the chimpanzees at Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve, and since 1960 her observations and publications have placed her among the world authorities on chimpanzee behavior. Goodall was among the first to document termiting behavior and to describe cases of infanticide in pongids. Author of In the Shadow of Man (1971), and The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior (1986). Awarded the Hubbard Medal in 1955.

See R. A. Hinde.

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