Patient – staying calm when faced with problems.
Resilient – quickly recovering from difficult or challenging things.
Communicator – good at sharing information and ideas with other people.
Dame Jane Goodall is a primatologist and zoologist who has mainly studied chimpanzees. Jane grew up in London dreaming of spending time with wild animals and during her teenage years saved up enough money to pay for a trip to Africa. She loved it so much that she stayed and began to study a group of chimpanzees. Jane once lived with a group of chimps for two whole years in order to find out how they really live, during this time Jane was patient because she knew interesting discoveries might not happen quickly.
Being with wild animals could be a frustrating and even scary place to be so Jane had to be very resilient. Once she had made a discovery it was important she noted it down and then was able to communicate her findings with other scientists and the public. One of her main findings was that she observed chimps using tools made from branches of trees, the first time animals were seen using tools. Throughout her life she has also fought for the conservation of wildlife habitats across the world.