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16/01/1932 American zoologist Dian Fossey is born

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

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Mountain Gorillas' Survival: Dian Fossey’s Legacy Lives On | Short Film Showcase

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

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Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist | National Geographic

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A tribute to Diane Fossey, gorilla protector. Revisited with David Attenborough

She is most known for her book Gorillas in the Mist. It combines her scientific study of the gorillas at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. It was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name. Dian Fossey studied groups of mountain gorilla over a period of 18 years. She was encouraged by anthropologist Louis Leakey.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Journey to Africa 

    • Research in the Congo 

    • Conservation work in Rwanda 

    • Opposition to poaching 

    • Killing of Digit and escalating tensions 

    • Murder 

    • Aftermath 

    • Health 

    • Opposition to tourism 

    • Legacy 

    • In media and books