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Before Dian Fossey ever went looking for gorillas, zoologist Jane Goodall had already set up her tent among the chimpanzees. The British-born Goodall always knew that the African wild was her calling, and after leaving college, she headed straight for Kenya. Louis Leakey asked Goodall if she’d undertake a field study of chimps; eventually, she made her way into the apes’ society. More than three decades later, the renowned primatologist is still at it, although much of her energies are now devoted to winning more legal protection for the endangered animals. Goodall will explore this battle today in a lecture/slide show called “Chimpanzees as Persons.” She’ll also be autographing books, including her latest, Visions of Caliban. At 5 p.m. at the Hotel Washington, 15th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $10. (301) 294-1617. (Alan Green)