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Reported by Lori Brown

Jane Goodall looks to educate Memphians on chimpanzees

World renown chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall is hoping to educate people in Memphis about the plight of the chimpanzee.

Goodall is one of the first people to research Chimpanzees. She began her work in 1960, when it was unheard of for a woman to venture into an African forest.

Now her institute is working to save chimps from extinction.

Two key players in the Jane Goodall Institute are spending time in Memphis to help people become aware of the dangers to chimps. One of them used to anchor the morning show here on Action News 5. 

"We say what it takes to save a species is what it takes to save the world.  What we're doing to protect the habitat in Africa impacts the entire world," senior vice president of development and communications Mary Norman said.

Norman said one of the big ways the Goodall Institute is helping chimps is by helping people so villagers do not need to encroach upon chimp habitats.

Jane Goodall herself could be the next to visit Memphis. Plans are in the works for her to come in the next year or two.

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