Jane Goodall: What Chimpanzees Taught Me About Being a Mother

From a Wall Street Journal essay by Jane Goodall headlined “What Chimpanzees Taught Me About Motherhood”:

At age 10, I read Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “Tarzan of the Apes” and resolved that I would go to Africa, live with wild animals and write books about them. I had no thought of becoming a scientist—just a naturalist, an explorer. I never dreamed of living with animals as absolutely exotic as chimpanzees. I would have in fact studied any animal in Africa—I just wanted to be out in the wild.