National Geographic : 1965 Dec
Husband-and-wife team compiles a unique study of chimpanzees in the wild. On the recommendation of Dr. Leakey, the noted wild-animal photographer Baron Hugo van Lawick began filming Miss Goodall's work with the anthropoids in 1962. Although it took a year for the ani mals to become accustomed to Miss Good all, after her pioneering effort they accepted the photographer in three months. The Dutch nobleman and British scientist were married in 1964. "Before we had even met," says the author, "Dr. Leakey decided Hugo would be a good husband for me. How right he was!" Scientist and subject romp outside the author's tent. Jane bursts into smiles as Figan pats and tickles the back of her neck. A few moments later she has her turn, tickling Figan under the chin. Unable to stand it any longer, he pushes her arm away with his foot (below). As strong as a grown man, Figan could easily hurt Jane. "He is much rougher with me," says Baron van Lawick. Of the adult animals, only David Greybeard allows their touch. How ever, many of the other big males have ac cepted the couple's presence. "Only when they lost all fear of us," the author reports, "did we feel safe among them. Then if we startled them or moved too close, they no longer threatened us with raised arms or with their savage wraa bark."