On April 3, celebrated primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall will turn 75.
These days, Jane Goodall spends most of her free time traveling the world to speak to youth about the importance of environmental conservation.
That is, if you can call it free time. She might be going on 75, but she keeps the tightly packed schedule of a woman less than half her age. From book tours promoting her most recent book on vegetarianism to college lectures (where she gladly demonstrates her famous chimpanzee greeting call) to a morning giving positive feedback to youth about a classroom nature or community project, Dr. Goodall, or Dr. Jane, as her many friends and fans call her, has dedicated her life to making the world a better, greener, happier place.
On April 3, forty-nine years after her groundbreaking discovery that chimpanzees use tools cast her into the spotlight, she’ll be celebrating her 75th birthday. Send your thoughts to Dr. Jane or tell her about what you’re doing to help animals, the environment, or the human community.
It just takes a minute to send a friendly card at the link above. If you’ve ever known, admired, or learned from Jane Goodall, she’ll surely be glad to hear from you on her 75 birthday. You can also help her institute accomplish its flagship goal of saving chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, from extinction.