VIDEO: LA City Council Celebrates Famed Primatologist Jane Goodall on her 85th Birthday


(KNX 1070) -- She's known as the woman who introduced the world to the wonder of chimpanzees.

On her 85th birthday, primatologist Goodall, who has been spoofed on "The Simpsons," was honored by the LA City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti in downtown LA.

It'll be known as "Jane Goodall Day" at City Hall from now on.

Watch the Goodall and Garcetti exchange above.

Councilman Paul Koretz, who introduced Goodall, said he was absolutely "giddy" to introduce his colleagues to one of his life-long heroes.

During the city council meeting, Goodall made a joke, saying that a chimp greeting should be showcased in the room for the first time and also showed Garcetti how a female chimp would greet the highest-ranking male in the group.

"I'd like to do a little demonstration of how a female chimp greets a very high ranking male. And I suspect the highest ranking male is here," she said as the crowd laughed.

LA leaders honored @JaneGoodallInst on her 85th birthday by declaring "Jane Goodall Day" in the city. With some help from @MayorOfLA, the famed primatologist demonstrated how a female chimpanzee greets a high-ranking male. Please enjoy. @KNX1070

— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) April 3, 2019

Garcetti and the room sang "Happy Birthday" to Goodall and Koretz, who share the same birthday.

-KNX 1070