April 3 Birthday: The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps

 Goodall, primatologist

April 3, 1934-

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter (Schwartz & Wade, 2011)

The story of how Jane Goodall’s love for all the animals in the world leads her to study chimps in Africa and be their advocate and friend. Today, she still continues to speak out and protect the animals and their homes.

Drop by the Jane Goodall Institute for videos, interviews and biographical information.

January 16: LIGHT SHINING THROUGH THE MIST: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY OF DIAN FOSSEY

Dian Fossey, ethologist

Jan. 16, 1932-Dec. 26, 1985

Light Shining Through the Mist: A Photobiography of Dian Fossey by Tom L. Matthews (National Geographic Children’s Books, 1998)

The
Fossey name is synonymous with gorillas. Fossey studied them in their
native habitat in the mountains of Rwanda and in the Congo. Photos add
to this fascinating introduction of Fossey and her work.

Learn more about Fossey’s work, mountain gorillas, conservation and research at The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International site.