10 Questions for Jane Goodall

The primatologist's new book, Hope for Animals and Their World, is out now. Jane Goodall will now take your questions

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Jane Goodall

What characteristics make chimpanzees seem most like human beings? Chip Clark, ST. JOHN'S, NFLD.

There are so many. Biologically, they're so close to us. Their brain is almost identical. We have fascinating similarities in social behavior: kissing, embracing, holding hands, shaking the fist. These things are done in the same context that we do them and clearly mean the same kinds of thing.

How can you be so empathetic with chimps? Kantesh Guttal, PUNE, INDIA

We are all part of the animal kingdom. The kind of empathy that I feel for people is the kind of empathy I feel for chimpanzees....

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