On the way to wisdom on the Walk of Walkdom (8): Jan van Hooff

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Jan van Hooff

By Klaas Drupsteen

When are you wise? How do you become it and what does it actually do for you? In the TV program ‘On the Way to Wisdom’ of Omroep Gelderland I went looking for answers to those questions.

I walked the Walk of Wisdom in nine stages and each time a well-known Gelderlander walked with me. I spoke with them about their lives and work, the way they have developed and the wisdom they have gained over the years.

In the eighth episode, which was broadcast on 14 March, Arnhem biologist Jan van Hooff is a guest. Among other things, he tells how he once came face to face with a huge wild orangutan, while researching their mating behavior. “You just have to stand there and it will stop on its own.” But that turned out to be easier said than done.

On the way to wisdom’ can be viewed on the site of Omroep Gelderland