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We owe our understanding of primates to the “Trimates” — three, bold women who paved the way for primate research and conservation.

Dr. Jane Goodall — Chimpanzees

Though she had a lifelong fascination with animals and nature, Dr. Jane Goodall never had the opportunity to research or study nature until she met Dr. Louis Leakey, a paleoanthropologist, whom she met while visiting Nairobi. Impressed with her passion, Leakey sent Goodall into the field to study chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park in July 1960.

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