Jahrgang 1961, ist Korrespondent in Boston, der Welthauptstadt des Geistes.
Später promovierte er an der University of Tasmania über den Energiehaushalt und das Tauchverhalten der Schnabeltiere.
Dian Fossey studied gorillas, Biruté Galdikas worked with orangutans. How does one build a relationship with a chimpanzee? Without good footage, though, National Geographic would have lost interest and then we would have run out of project money quickly. SPIEGEL: Which do you consider your most important discovery? The best example was Frodo when he was about six years old.
Goodall: Just by being patient and non-threatening. I sat where he could see me but I didn't move when he was there. Goodall: Let's say that he was less fearful than the others. Goodall: Back then, the proof of tool use and tool-making were certainly very important. One day, his mom was grooming his big brother, whom he idolized.
What happens when so many high-ranking humans meet? I shouldn't say that these meetings are a waste of time, but the results are disappointing. SPIEGEL: Maybe sustainability is just against human nature? But I already knew that these professors weren't right, because Rusty had taught me otherwise. SPIEGEL: If chimps aren't your favorite animals, why did you pick them for your research? He wanted to get a feeling as to how early man might have behaved. He genuinely believed that women did better in the field, that they were better observers and better at understanding animals. Maternal behavior helps when you have to be patient with nonverbal creatures. Giving them bananas was a way of getting information more quickly.
SPIEGEL: Perhaps man is far too self-serving and interested in short-term gains to solve problems on a planetary scale? His reasoning was that if I would find behavior similar or the same in humans and chimps today, possibly those behaviors were also existent in the common ancestor. SPIEGEL: He also chose other women to work with him. SPIEGEL: After a while you made contact with the first chimp, whom you named David Greybeard. Also, my first husband, Hugo Van Lawick, couldn't have gotten his film if they hadn't been coming to camp.
Through her research, Goodall rose to become the world's most famous primate researcher.