Dr. Jane Goodall speaks to KOMU one-on-one

4 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Thursday, September 18 2014 Sep 18, 2014 Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:28:00 PM CDT September 18, 2014 in News
By: Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA -  On Wednesday night, after Dr. Jane Goodall addressed a sold-out crowd in Mizzou Arena, she sat down to open up about her concerns and thoughts about the well-being of the animal kingdom, especially chimpanzees.

"I would have studied any animal but from the point of view of science, it was fantastic to be chimpanzees. Because biologically they're so like us that it enabled me to help persuade science and religion for that matter," said Goodall. 

Her work began in 1957 when she worked exclusively with chimpanzees. Without a degree at the time, she occasionally had doubts about her ability to get close to chimps and observe their behavior in a way that was expected of her. 

Goodall's mother went along with her at the beginning of her career, and she said it is because of her mom she became a determined individual. Goodall said chimps can teach mothers a thing or two about parenting.

"The tremendous value of a good mother who is protective, yet not overprotective, who is affectionate, playful and above all supportive. The offsprings of those mothers do much better," said Goodall. 

Goodall said she is extremely concerned about the massacre of rhinos and elephants. She said she has spent hours observing elephant's behavior, and family structure is very important to them.

"You kill an elephant mother, she probably isn't even completely dead when you rip out her tusks," said Goodall. "The baby is left as an orphan to die in misery. We have to stop it somehow."

She said the U.S. is the second largest importer of illegal ivory. As a result, for the past three years, an elephant dies every 15 minutes.

"There's a huge amount of ivory used for the religions, for their carving of Christs and saints, which is a blood bathed icon. When the buying stops, the killing will stop," said Goodall. 

Goodall said there will be a worldwide march for the rhinos and elephants on October 4. 

She encourages youth to participate in events like the march, as well extend a helping hand throughout the year.

Goodall started the "Roots & Shoots" program in 1991 with 12 high school aged students from different countries, all coming together to help the environment and animals. Since then, the program has stretched to 130 countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - A Kansas woman connected to a deadly car crash in Boone County has been sentenced to five years... More >>
51 minutes ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:27:01 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- House forecast: Democrats will win 228 seats (and the House majority) while Republicans will win just 207 seats.... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:18:31 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A Boonville man will spend the next decade in prison after pleading guilty to a deadly 2017 shooting.... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:13:46 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
CALIFORNIA - A former employee in the Russellville and California school districts pleaded guilty Friday to having sexual contact with... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:43:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Water levels on the Mississippi River are dropping north of St. Louis after high waters forced... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:38:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A man will spend the next nine years in prison after pleading guilty to a deadly November 2017... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:37:36 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Treasurer’s Office put out a warning monday about a tax scam attempt. According... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:12:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have charged a suburban St. Louis man with stabbing a woman 17 times after catching... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:06:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The state Capitol building is set to receive interior upgrades after the Missouri Capitol Commission met with... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:38:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in Top Stories
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in two deadly St. Louis shootings has been linked to a third.... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:14:33 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. ... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 8:44:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- Columbia Public School's out-of-school suspension rates for black students is double the rate of out-of-school suspensions given to white... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 8:06:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
(AP) - Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 7:24:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
(CNN) - A federal judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. Daniels... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 6:57:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
MEXICO - A Mexico teenager faces 27 counts of child sexual abuse. Probable cause documents allege 17-year-old Chandler Douse... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 6:39:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council is looking into a way to decrease oil and grease storage on city streets... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 6:35:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
FULTON - Two Columbia residents were taken into custody at a traffic stop Monday charged with the possession and distribution... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 5:27:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council is talking about building two roundabouts on Nifong Boulevard in an attempt to reduce... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 3:35:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 46°
12pm 52°
1pm 55°
2pm 56°
3pm 57°