Quotes by Dian Fossey

About Dian Fossey:

Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of mountain 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 gorillas at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. It was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name. Fossey was murdered in 1985; the case remains open.

Author Bio

  • NameDian Fossey
  • DescriptionAmerican zoologist, gorilla researcher
  • BornJanuary 16, 1932
  • DiedDecember 27, 1985
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionAnthropologist; Primatologist; Ethologist; Zoologist; Author; Scientist