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Jane Goodall Awarded Honorary Cross in Vienna

Published: September 12, 2019; 17:07 · (Vindobona)

The well-known primate researcher and environmental activist Jane Goodall has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st Class by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen.

Alexander Van der Bellen praised the chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall as "a great scientist and a great human being". / Picture: © Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei / Peter Lechner/HBF

Alexander Van der Bellen described the 85-year-old British woman as "a great scientist and a great human being" at the award ceremony in the Festsaal of the Vienna Urania.

With a hug Dame Goodall thanked him in return for this incredible honour and imitated the sounds of those great apes, the chimpanzees, whose behaviour she had begun to study in Tanzania in the…

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