Dian Fossey

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American zoologist, gorilla researcher

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According to Wikipedia, Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her murder in 1985. 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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Dian Fossey's Published Works

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Dian Fossey is most known for their academic work in the field of anthropology. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of biology and literature.

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