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Dian Fossey

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Dian Fossey Biography - American Primatologist and Conservationist

 

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Dian Fossey Narrates Her Life With Gorillas in This Vintage Footage | National Geographic

 

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Gaining the Trust of the Gorillas | Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

 

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Who Killed Dian Fossey? | Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

 

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Dian's Active Conservation | Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her 1985 murder. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey. Gorillas in the Mist, a book published two years before her death, is Fossey's account of her scientific study of the gorillas at Karisoke Research Center and prior career. It was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name.
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