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Photo Taken by National Geographic. Dian Fossey in Rwanda

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Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for her work with mountain gorilla groups in Rwanda mountain forests from 1966 until her murder in 1985.  Like Jane Goodall, Fossey was a student of 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. Specifically looking at the social and familial interactions. The book was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name.

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