[Close]
For Members Only X
Sorry, this content is available for members only.

Join the world's largest autograph community today!

Test us free for 7 days:


...or read the Welcome Page or Join now!
Dian Fossey
[For Members only. Join Now!]
Monkey Woman of the World/Reseacher
  • General Info
Description
Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist, combines her scientific study of the mountain gorilla at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. It was adapted into a 1988 film. Fossey was murdered in 1985; the case remains open. Called one of the foremost primatologists in the world while she was alive, Fossey, along with Jane Goodall and Birut? Galdikas, were the so-called Trimates, a group of three prominent researchers on primates sent by Leakey to study great apes in their natural environments. 
Born
January 16th, 1932, San Francisco  /  Died:   December 26th, 1985
Last Changes
2007/04/02
The celebrity has been marked as passed away
2007/04/02
New Address: Login or Register see this address
2007/04/02
Celebrity has been added to our listings
Tags (Beta)
This celebrity has passed away
Date: December 26th, 1985
This page has been left online for reference purposes only.


© 1997-2014 MicroTide GmbH. All Rights Reserved.
[Subscription Agreement]  [Imprint]  [Affiliate Program]

* The from/to dates for a ViaVenue address are given by the original submitter and are often estimates.
They are no guarantee that the address is valid throughout the time range given.


Freebase CC-BY
Person Description Soure:
Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Tag information from DBpedia, licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0