Dr. Jane Goodall pant-hoots with a friend 
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Jane Goodall: 'How is it possible the most intellectual species is destroying its own home?'

Dr. Jane Goodall hasn’t been in one place for more than three weeks since October 1986. That’s when she says she went from being a scientist to an activist for the welfare of wild and captive chimpanzees. She now travels nearly 300 days a year.

Goodall’s work on behalf of chimps has expanded to global conservation efforts. She wants each of us to think more seriously about the interconnectedness of life, the choices we make and their consequences.

She talks here about why she’s hopeful for the future.

Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. She spoke at a Seattle Foundation event at the Fairmount Hotel on October 3. Kate Walters recorded her talk.