Arriving in Kenya in 1957, she began working as a secretary for the palaeontologist Louis Leakey
, who believed he could learn more about early humans by studying the great apes.
The primatologist, now 83, was a 26-year-old secretary when her boss, Dr Louis Leakey
, sent her to observe chimpanzees in the wild and the film pulls from 100 hours of footage by cameraman Hugo van Lawick, who would go on to become her husband.
Goodall, who had no training or degree, was sent by paleontologist Louis Leakey
to learn about chimpanzees in the 60s.
Fossey was originally selected by Louis Leakey
, archaeologist, to head research and a long term study of mountain gorillas.
, and his archeologist wife Mary, had been working in the African country of Tanzania, along the dry dessert edges of Olduvai Gorge.
The pre-historic sites include Kariandusi, which was unearthed by Louis Leakey
in the 1920s and contains pre-historic tools made by early humans between 1.
So then I met Louis Leakey
, and got the opportunity to go and learn about not just any animal, but the one most like us.
By luck or destiny, Goodall met famous paleontologist and anthropologist Louis Leakey
, who offered her a job as his personal secretary.
In which scientific field were Louis Leakey
and his son Richard noted?
Goodall, a protege of anthropologist Louis Leakey
, documented the relationships and other behavioral patterns of chimpanzees, finding parallels with human conduct that spurred debate about evolution.
In 1963, Fossey met renowned paleoanthropologist Dr Louis Leakey
in Africa, who told her about the need for research on gorillas.
It wasn't until I met the famous scientist Louis Leakey
, in 1957, that I set out to study chimpanzees, at the age of 26.