The Life of Jane Goodall - A Timeline Project by Amelia Hoffman

Based on the book "My Life with Chimpanzees" by Jane Goodall

Events

Valerie Jane Morris Goodall was born

April 3, 1934

Valerie Jane Morris Goodall was born to Mortimer Herbert Morris-Goodall and Vanna Morris-Goodall

World War II

1939 - 1945

First animal Observation

Approx. April 3, 1939

First animal Observation: Chicken lays an egg

Jane’s father goes off to World War II

9/3/1939

Jane reads The Story of Doctor Doolittle

12/25/1945

Jane read The Story of Doctor Doolittle and decided that she wanted to go to Africa

Jane meets Rusty the dog

Approx. April 3, 1948

Jane meets Rusty the dog who went everywhere with her

Jane goes fox hunting, first and last time

Approx. April 3, 1948

Jane went fox hunting for the first time: never went hunting again

Jane goes to Mombasa, Africa

Approx. May 1956

Jane goes to Mombasa, Africa because she got invited by a friend

Jane meets Louis Leakey

Approx. May 1956

Met Louis Leakey; a scientist who became her teacher

Asked Louis Leakey to go live with the chimps

Approx. April 3, 1960

Asked Louis Leakey to go live with the chimps; and Louis said yes

Janes sets off for Gombe, Africa

July 4, 1960

Set off for Gombe, Africa

First day she sets foot in Gombe National Park

July 16, 1960

First day she set foot in Gombe National Park, Gombe, Africa to work with the chimpanzees

David Greybeard

8/1960 - 1968

Life of the first chimpanzee that interacted with Jane

Graybeard uses a tool

Approx. 9/1960

David Greybeard takes a banana from Jane's hand

Approx. 9/1960

A chimp (David Greybeard) took a banana from her hand

Jane marries Hugo Van Lawick

3/28/1964

Jane married to Hugo Van Lawick; a photographer that was assigned to make a movie about the chimps

Jane gets her Ph.D. in ethology, the study of animal behavior

1965

Jane got her Ph.D. in ethology

Jane's son Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick was born

1967

“Grub” also known as Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick was born

David Greybeard dies

1968

David Greybeard dies of pneumonia

Flo the chimp dies

1972

Flo the chimp died. Soon after Flint; Flo’s son dies too

Picture of Jane with a young Flint

Jane and Hugo get divorced

1974

Jane marries Derek Bryceson

1975

Derek Bryceson is Director of Tanzania's National Parks and a member of the parliament

Jane founds Roots and Shoots

1991

Roots and Shoots, an institution made for people to help make big changes, was founded