Sunday, March 23, 2003

CHIMPANZEE EXPERT WORRIED BY WAR

Start of war in Iraq has Goodall worried
Chimp expert fears terrorism against U.S. will increase

The war with Iraq will fuel anti- American hatred across the Muslim world and could trigger a "conflagration of terrorism" against the United States, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall said Friday in Denver.

"There's a hatred of the American administration that I've felt really strongly as I've traveled around the world, and this is just the kind of thing that could trigger massive retaliation against Americans," said Goodall, who was named a United Nations "Messenger of Peace" by Secretary-General Kofi Annan last year....

She spoke Friday at a museum news conference, where she took questions from reporters and from some of the dozens of children sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of her.

Here are some of the kids' questions and Goodall's replies:

• Can chimps swim? No....