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Ava Spicka

March 3, 2016
Period 1
Works Cited
Primary Sources
"WordPress.com." WordPress.com. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
This website was an interview with Dr. Birute Galdikas. It helped because it
showed me what her opinions were on certain things. It asked her
questions on her life and questions on why she chose to live in the forest
with the orangutans.
"ABCBookWorld." ABCBookWorld. Simon Fraser University Library. Web. Feb
24, 2016.
<http://www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=3910>.
This website has a lot of information on Birute Galdikas's achievements. It
talks about what books she has written and what magazines she has been
in. For example, in the passage, it says she has written the books,
"Reflections of Eden", "A Guidebook to Tanjung Puting National Park:
Kalimantan Tengah (Central Borneo), Indonesia", "Great Ape Odyssey", and
"Orangutan Odyssey." It also talks about what she has seen during her
research in the forest. It also talks about her family. This website is very
useful.
Gregor, Tadzio Mac. "Birute Mary Galdikas: 'If Orangutans Go Extinct, It Will Be
Because of Palm Oil'" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 7 Feb. 2015.
Web. 22 Feb. 2016.

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<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tadzio-mac-gregor/birute-galdikas-iforangu_b_6055924.html>. This is an interview with Birute Galdikas. This
website is mostly about her opinions of palm oil and what it is doing to the
forest of Borneo. The author asks questions such as, "What has changed in
Borneo since you first arrived?" and "What would you tell the western
consumer who unconsciously buys products containing palm oil?" These
questions are very much related to why Birute Galdikas thinks that humans
should not use palm oil. This website helps me understand her opinions
about what people are doing to the forests of Borneo.
Cudmore, Becca. "10 Questions for Birut Mary Galdikas, Orangutan Expert Science Friday." Science Friday. 19 Aug. 2014. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.
<http://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/10-questions-for-birute-marygaldikas-orangutan-expert>. This Q & A with Dr. Galdikas helped me to
understand her adventures in the forest with the primates and her advice
to beginners who would like to dedicate their lives to conservation.
UWTV. "One of "Leakey's Angels": Galdikas' Quest to Save the Red Ape (Birute
Galdikas)." YouTube. YouTube, 12 Mar. 2014. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLaej5f64LQ>. This video was very
helpful for me to understand how, from Dr. Galdikas's words, she first met
the famed paleontologist Dr. Leakey, and how that meeting allowed Dr.
Birute to flourish in her research.

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Journeyman Pictures. "Mother to Orang-utans - Indonesia." YouTube. YouTube,
Sept. 1994. Web. 21 Feb. 2016.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWF_DPRbLqQ>. This video allowed
me to understand Dr. Birute's deep dedication to the orangutans, living
with them in the Indonesian forest for decades. It also brought me to the
sad understanding of how quickly our Earth is losing the forest due to
human acts such as deforestation and the effects these have on the animal
life.
CET. "Birute Galdikas Orangutan." YouTube. YouTube, 16 June 2009. Web. 22
Feb. 2016.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHb4JzDczkc>. This video had some
light-hearted content, allowing me to see a different side to Dr. Galdikas,
such as her early fascination with Curious George. It helped me to
understand her nearly undeniable need to study orangutans. The video
primarily helped me to understand how close the world is to losing
orangutans to extinction and the cause being the financial incentives in
their habitats. This feeling of this interview was quite emotional.

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Secondary Sources
Bell, Carol. "Barute Galdikas-Psychology History." Muskingum University | New
Concord, OH. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2016.
<muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/.../galdikas.html>. This website
provides detail on her life, as far back as her childhood. It provides
information on where she worked throughout her life and her
accomplishments. It also outlines where she traveled and the awards she
received during her career. This website was very useful in learning a lot of
detail about Birute Galdikas.
Webmedia, Calmar. "Orangutan Foundation International." Web. 31 Jan. 2016.
<https://orangutan.org/about/dr-birute-mary-galdikas/>. This website
provides detail on her early life, including where and when she was born. It
also mentions where she went to school and the courses she took to
become an anthropologist, primatologist, conservationist, and ethnologist.
It points out what organization she created to help care for and study
orangutans. This website was very helpful in understanding her pathway in
life from child to adulthood, her interests, and her diverse specialties.
Science.ca Team. "Birute Galdikas Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism."
Apr. 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2016.
<http://www.science.ca/scientists/scientistprofile.php?pID=7>
Birute's jungle exploration was a key subject in this article. The article
expressed a lot of emotion and explained what Birute is saving during her

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exploration. It described what she was feeling, hearing, her surroundings,
what was taking place in the jungle. This article provides much of the
emotional perspective in my project.
Slung, Michele B. Living with Cannibals and Other Women's Adventures.
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2000. Print.
This book was helpful because it helped me understand her life story and
what she has done in her life with her family and her orangutans. It talked
about surgeries she has performed. This book talks what troubles have
occurred with the orangutans and her family.
Domenico, Kelly Di. Super Women in Science. Toronto: Second Story, 2002.
Print.
This book helps me understand her life story and how she became
influenced in the study of orangutans. It details where and when she went
to school. It talks about why she was so fascinated by great apes. It explains
what she researched while learning about them. I believe this website will
help me understand her life.
Montgomery, Sy. Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey,
Birute Galdikas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Print.
This book helped me understand all of Birute Galdikas's life and her life in
the forest with the orangutans. It talked about the paths she took to
become who she is today and how much hard work she put into the care
and support for the well-being and survival of orangutans. It also talked

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about what sacrifices she had to take to care for these apes. This book
helped me very much in conducting my research.
OFI Volunteer Committee. "Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job
Board." Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board. Web. 25 Feb.
2016.
<http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/>. This website helped me
understand what organizations she has created for the apes and how many
of these animals she has rescued. It helps me understand what she does for
a living. This website was very useful.
Kearney, Lauren. "Meet the 3 Inspiring Women Who Changed Our Perception of
Primates Forever." One Green Planet. 24 Nov. 2015. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.
<http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/inspiring-womenwho-changed-our-perception-of-primates-forever/>. Renowned
anthropologist Lewis Leakey was responsible for recruiting the three
women who became world leaders in the study of primates - Fossey,
Goodall, and Galdikas. This article highlighted the urgency in others to pick
up where these women left off due to the potential extinction of all the
primates these women studied.
"Pioneering Primatologist." PBS. PBS, 13 Feb. 2005. Web. 24 Feb. 2016.
<http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/orphan-king-pioneeringprimatologist/11410/>. It explains her childhood, her desire to study
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ultimately achieved her goals. It shed light on the difficulties she ran into in
the process, the controversy of her efforts, and her transition to a
conservationist. It explains her ongoing fears about the devastation being
done to these apes and their habitat.
"Bio." Dr Birute Galdikas Blog. 2009. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
<https://drbirute.wordpress.com/bio>. While this blog provided her
background information, the way this website really helped is that it
allowed me to understand how others view Dr. Galdikas.
"Awards Birut Galdikas Foundation." Awards Birut Galdikas Foundation.
Birute Galdikas Foundation, 2008. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
<http://www.birutegaldikas.lt/en/pages/apdovanojimai>. This website
gave me great knowledge about all of the awards and recognition she has
received globally. It also helped me by providing links to various websites so
that I could obtain additional information.
Birute Galdikas Foundation. "Activities Birut Galdikas Foundation." Activities
Birut Galdikas Foundation. 2008-2011. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.
<http://www.birutegaldikas.lt/en/pages/veikla>. This website is very
interesting and helpful because all of the events are formatted into a
timeline. They show what date all of the individual events occurred. It
showed everything that occurred in Galdikas's life.