“In the Shadow of Man” – Travel Animal Doctor

“In the Shadow of Man” – Travel Animal Doctor

This book was particularly interesting to me due to my previous work experience with primates. – Travel Animal Doctor Since a three-month stint where I rehabilitated and cared for monkeys in Ecuador, I have been interested in working exclusively with primates. After a veterinary externship at Chimp Haven, a chimpanzee rescue in Louisiana, my interest grew. After veterinary school I relocated to live with my husband in Virginia. About a month ago an event appeared in my email, called the “Sowing the Seeds of Hope”, a seminar led by Dr. Jane Goodall, scheduled for April 17, 2015. I had to go. That evening Dr. Jane Goodall spoke about her time in Africa, and a convention she attended in 1986 that changed the course of her life. Her calling as a world-renowned environmentalist was born, and she has since been traveling over three hundred days a year to speak about how we can all work together to make the world a better place for all of mankind and the animal kingdom. The following review is on her book, In the Shadow of Man. In the Shadow of Man is an autobiography of Dr. Jane Goodall and an account of the lives of the chimpanzees from her field study research in Gombe. Dr. Louis Leakey, a famous anthropologist, met Jane in Africa and was extremely impressed with her knowledge of African animals. He set Goodall up with an opportunity to study chimpanzees temporarily in Gombe, Tanzania. Goodall was to research the movements and behavior of the chimpanzees. Since it was a temporary gig, she had a deadline to meet, and the...
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