Dr. Jane was filmed on children's television show Fanimals in Christchurch encouraging Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te whānau tahi pupils to help the world "give nature a chance".

Her love of animals was evident in her patience shown with the set animals.

Her love of animals was evident in her patience shown with the set animals and barely batted an eye when well-behaved resident golden retriever Molson's tail flicked her in the eye before plopping onto the couch next to her.

Fanimals producer Reuben Davidson said the show was all about exploring the natural environment and animal world, "so it was too good of an opportunity not to invite Jane to come on the show".

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te whānau tahi pupil Ti Amo Taputu-Crombie, 10, was excited to ask Goodall a question on the show: "What do you love most about chimps?".

"I was really nervous," Ti Amo said.

"She said they're really intelligent. We're learning from them and they're learning from us."

Goodall inspired her to take care of the environment.

"Make sure you're taking care of everything and don't leave your rubbish on the ground and stuff like that."

Teacher Ramon Roberts said the year 6, 7, and 8 students' visit to the show fit in with what they were studying about climate change.