Goodall's attachment to the chimps drew criticism
from members of the scientific community [EPA]
On Monday's Riz Khan we speak with renowned primatologist Jane Goodall who has spent her life observing and researching chimpanzees, reaching conclusions that link ape and man.

Dr. Jane, as she is known, first began her research in 1960 at the Gombe National Park in Tanzania.

There, she made two historic discoveries: chimpanzees eat meat and use long grass as a tool to pluck termites from a mound.

She strayed from standard scientific methodologies by naming and describing the personalities of her group of chimpanzees, after slowly having gained acceptance by the animals.

It was these atypical observational techniques and her emotional attachment to the chimps that led to criticism from members of the scientific community.

Regardless, Dr. Jane has become one of the most outspoken advocates of animal rights and the foremost expert on the primates.

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