Who Am I?

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I am best known as the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. I completed a 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.  I was born on April 3, 1934. I am currently 87 years old.

I first became interested in chimpanzees when I was one year old, and my father gave me a toy chimpanzee. When I did my infield research, I named the animals in my studies of primates instead of assigning each one a number. I received a doctorate from Cambridge without having earned an undergraduate degree.

Who Am I?

Louis Leaky, Jane Goodall, Virginia Meachum

Homeschoolers: draw/color an illustration and write about your favorite wild animal. Theme: animals. Analogy: Read the story called Two Bad Mice. Detail their adventure.


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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