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    Natural Parenting

    Jane Goodall Exclusive MG Interview

    Jane Goodall has been my hero since I was a child, so I jumped at the chance to interview her. We spoke by phone from her childhood home in Balmouth, England. She lives there the few weeks out of the year when she’s not traveling or visiting the Gombe Stream Reserve, where she began researching chimpanzees in 1960. The world has been fascinated with Goodall for nearly 50 years, whether through her books, which detail profound discoveries linking primates to humans, or through television shows like “Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees,” which made her an international reality star in 1965. Jane Goodall’s opinions about environmentalism, idealism and parenting informed,…