"I wanted to talk to the animals like Dr. Dolittle."
And so she did.
Jane Goodall, whose love of animals first led her to the Kenya highlands in 1957. Who then went to work for famed scientist Louis Leakey. And soon after was introduced to the world as she graced the cover of National Geographic — the brilliant, beautiful British woman who studied the life of chimpanzees from deep inside Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.
Today, Goodall travels an average 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and other environmental crises.
I was excited to learn that Goodall, to commemorate a half century since she first journeyed to Africa to study the behavior of the wild chimpanzee, would be appearing in movie theaters nationwide via satellite to share her incredible life's journey.
The event takes place at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 (tape delayed) and will be available in theaters throughout Orange County, including Century 20 at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach.