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Women Wildlife Researchers #112957

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Planned honorings by National Geographic Society on its 100th anniversary noted; wild animal researcher Jane Goodall mentioned.

(E. Africa: Roger Caras) Success of women wildlife researchers featured; scenes shown of late Dian Fossey, who studied gorillas in Rwanda. [FOSSEY - discusses conservation.] Goodall's study of chimpanzees in Tanzania described; scenes shown. [GOODALL - recalls being frightened; says women are prepared to cope with small, nonspeaking creatures.] [Elephant researcher Joyce POOL - discusses acceptance by elephants.] [In Kenya, baboon researcher Shirley STRUM - says opportunities are greater for women researchers in the field.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Nightline" special marking National Geographic Society anniversary announced.

Caras, Roger;
Jennings, Peter

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