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Barbie Unveils New Dr. Jane Goodall Doll In Honor Of Conservationist

Barbie has unveiled a new Dr. Jane Goodall doll in honor of the British conservationist.

Dr. Goodall is a renowned primatologist and widely

As the latest inspiring female doll, it’s made with the Jane Goodall Institute and comes with a different David Greybeard chimp accessory ahead of World Chimpanzee Day on Thursday – modeled after Dr. Goodall’s study of primate.

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Throughout my career, I’ve wanted to help inspire children to be curious and explore the world around them – just like I did on a trip to Tanzania 62 years ago,” said 88-year-old Dr. Goodall “I encourage partnering with Barbie and encouraging young children to learn from their environment and feel the sense that they can make a difference.

Barbie’s Inspiring Women Series

“Through this partnership, I hope to inspire the next generation of eco-leaders to join me in protecting our planet and remind them that they can do anything anywhere, on the field, in the lab, and on the table. Barbie’s Inspiring Women series pays tribute to “the courageous women who took risks, changed the rules, and paved the way for generations to dream bigger than ever”.

Other dolls in the series include activist Dr. Maya Angelou, former tennis star Billie Jean King.

Lisa McKnight, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Barbie & Dolls at Mattel, said: “Kids need more role models like Dr. Jane Goodall, because imagining that they can be anything is just the beginning – it’s just the beginning. Viewing makes all the difference.

This collection and tribute to the phenomenal pioneer

“We hope this collection and tribute to a phenomenal pioneer for women in science and conservation inspires children to learn more about green careers, how they can protect the planet, and more through doll play. “We know sustainability is a top concern for future generations and we’re proud to unveil our first sustainable Barbie Inspired Woman and Eco-Leadership Team Doll of the Year.”

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