As a child, Jane Goodall observed animals for hours to try to understand their behavior. Shutterstock.

Goodall’s Curiosity Of Animal Behavior Started At A Very Young Age

“I’ve been in a henhouse, waiting to see how a hen laid an egg. Nobody’d tell me, so I just sat down. And now I know.” These are the words Goodall spoke to her panicked mother at the age of five when she came home after spending hours in the henhouse.

Her mother, who almost called the cops as her daughter disappeared for hours, gave a sigh of relief for her daughter’s return. Not surprised by her daughter’s answer as Goodall always showed curiosity about the way animals behaved, and Goodall always did what she could to answer her questions.