Goodall's observations led to more funding for her research. For two and a half decades, Goodall lived among the chimps and observed their lives.
Today, Goodall remains an active voice for animals and conservation. She still travels the globe and never spends more than three weeks in one place.
"There is no sharp line dividing us from the rest of the animal kingdom," Goodall said. "It's a very blurry line, and it teaches us so clearly that we are not separate from the rest of the animal kingdom, but part of it."
At 76 years old, Goodall still is educating, discovering and working to bridge the gap between man and chimpanzee.