She is the worlds foremost expert on chimpanzees and has focused her life work on primates, Jane Goodall is coming to WCSU in September.As a champion of conservation and animal welfare issues, she expressed her shock and sorrow at the death of Cecil, the famed African lion who was killed by big-game hunter Walter Palmer.

According to, Goodall said, “Thousands of people have read the story and have also been shocked. Their eyes opened to the dark side of human nature. Surely they will now be more prepared to fight for the protection of wild animals and the wild places where they live. Therein lies the hope,”

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Goodall will address that hope during her talk set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the midtown campus of Western Connecticut State University at 181 White St. in Danbury.

She will also sign copies of her New York Times bestselling book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants.”

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