50 years ago today, British primatologist Jane Goodall started her ground-breaking research on chimpanzees. In a new interview, Goodall stated, “It seems hard to believe it’s been half a century. And yet it doesn’t seem like yesterday, either.”
At age twenty-six, Goodall traveled to Tanzania with her mother, to observe the behavior of chimpanzees. She discovered that chimps not only ate meat (they were previously thought to only eat vegetation), but also that they made tools to help them catch bugs to eat. She continued her studies and founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977.
To read her full interview, click here.