Dr. Jane Goodall, the primatologist and anthropologist whose study in the 1960s of chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania yielded pioneering findings, has since increasingly been viewed as a highly influential, heroic figure.
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Goodall discusses her latest book, “Hope For Animals And Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued From The Brink,” (which chronicles, among other things, a few dozen success stories of folks across the globe rescuing a wide array of species from extinction); offers a short list of the people who’ve had the same type of profound impact on her life that she’s had on so many lives across the globe; addresses her view of zoos, some of which played a pivotal role in the book’s extinction-rescue success stories; talks about chimps, ranging from her annual visits to Gombe, to some chimp sanctuaries, to captive chimps’ attacks on humans; discusses the potent feelings of Hope that have fueled her outlook and work for decades; explains what constitutes an ideal day on the road (she travels about 300 days a year) and an ideal day at home, and more. [www.JaneGoodall.org, www.RootsAndShoots.org]
COMEDY CORNER: Paul F. Tompkins’ “Alternative Pets” (www.PaulFTompkins.com)
MUSIC: Davy Graham’s “Buffalo,” Neko Case’s “I Am An Animal,” instrumentals
NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE: Maria Muldaur’s version of “Animal Crackers”