Jane Goodall

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The 81-year-old primatologist, the inspiration for Michael Jackson’s song Heal the World and name-checked on The Simpsons, still spends about 360 days a year traversing the world, fundraising and raising awareness about apes. Her most memorable journey, described in this issue, was sailing to Africa and “seeing for the first time flying fish and dolphins, and smelling exotic flowers and spices wafting from the land”.