Jane Goodall, 85, is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees and is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. Her groundbreaking research helped redefine the way we think about humankind’s closest living relatives and challenged long-standing scientific beliefs including that human beings are the only species to make and use tools. She became an activist to combat environmental crises.
Imagine your life being constantly disrupted by monkeys. Every day, growing in confidence and numbers, they come into your home or place of work, looking for food, creating a mess and sometimes becoming aggressive.
For many people in India, this is an all too familiar occurrence.
So, what would you do? One researcher, through a Microsoft AI for Earth grant, is using artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing and her passion for the animal kingdom to help solve the problem.
Exhibition explores how famed primatologist gave us new ways to understand chimpanzees — and ourselves
“Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, tells the 60-year story of that scientific journey. It’s packed with immersive experiences that thrust visitors into life at Gombe Stream National Park in what is now Tanzania.
There are more tigers in American gardens than there are left in the wild. Alex Hannaford meets the owners who live cheek by jowl with their pets, and also those ensuring the big cats are treated without cruelty.