In 1957, Goodall met a scientist named Louis Leakey. He invited her to live in a jungle so she could study chimpanzees.
At that time, men could do whatever kind of work they wanted. But women were expected to stay home. People told Goodall not to go to the jungle. But she didn’t listen.
She went to Tanzania, a country in Africa. She watched chimps in their habitat in the Gombe forest. Instead of observing from afar, she treated the chimps like neighbors. She even gave them names.