• Carrie Mitchell

Dian Fossey

"When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.”

Photo via Gorillas.org

From the first time I saw "Gorillas in the mist" I wanted to learn everything I could about 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.

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