Christian Long

Jane Goodall: Helps Humans and Animals Live Together

In TED Talks on May 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Reflection by LINDSAY R.

Original TED page w/ speaker bio, links, comments, etc:

Jane Goodall: Helps Humans and Animals Live Together

Jane Goodall starts out her talk by wishing the audience a good afternoon by speaking chimpanzees.

Jane Goodall is very interesting in all of her stories about how she started being interested in chimpanzees thanks to Louis Leakey.

Jane Goodall talks about how the personalities in humans and apes can be similar. She says, “Chimpanzees don’t have a spoken language.” They only have postures and hand gestures similar to humans that show what they are thinking. Chimpanzees kiss, pat each other on the back and even hold hands with each other. Sadly they also have an aggressive side like humans. They shows the aggressive behaviors to neighboring chimpanzees.

Jane Goodall also shows that like other animals chimpanzees are losing their habitat to humans. We are destroying their homes and this endangers their lives. She wants to try to help the chimpanzees that have lost their home in Gombe, but the number of people living in the land are struggling to survive. Their are too many people living there that the land can not support them. This led to Take Care, a program helping the people living near the Gombe National Park. This program shows how we can help humans and animals live together peacefully. Jane came to TED to tell people about this problem and hopefully inspire people to help her and other amazing people to help stop destroying the environment that these wonderful creatures live in.

This video was so inspiring that I would definitely recommend this video to anyone that is willing to help the environment and animals.

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