Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dian Fossey & Her Guerrila's World.

Dian Fossey Dian Fossey was born on this day in 1932.

Dian Fossey is best known for researching the endangered gorillas of the Rwandan mountain forest from the 1960s to the '80s, and for her mysterious murder.
Dian Fossey was born on January 16, 1932, in San Francisco, California. While working as an occupational therapist, Fossey became interested in primates during a trip to Africa in 1963. She studied the endangered gorillas of the Rwandan mountain forest for two decades before her unsolved murder occurred in 1985, at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Fossey told her story in the book Gorillas in the Mist (1983)
"It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes."
– Dian Fossey

"The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people."
– Dian Fossey