Goodall, who will receive the Leakey Prize on Saturday, is focusing on humanitarian efforts. She says chimps in Africa can't be protected unless people's living conditions are improved. Jane Goodall's research has changed the definition of what it means to be a human. When she went to Tanzania in 1960 to study the chimpanzees of Gombe, humans were thought to be the only animals capable of making and using tools. Goodall showed not only that chimps could do that, but also that they have personalities and complex social lives, hunt for game and even engage in warfare. She will be in San Francisco on Saturday to accept the Leakey Foundation's prestigious Leakey Prize in human evolutionary science. Earlier this week, she answered questions from The Times in a telephone interview.
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