Dian Fossey #2

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Dian Fossey #2

interest -she had a strong interest in animals -she wanted to enter college as a pre-veterinary

Images from: http://www.dian-fossey.com/ http://metazoica.com/DianFossey.html http://www.gorillafund.org/support/adopt.php

In December 1966, Dian was again on her way to Africa. She arrived in Nairobi, and with the help of Joan Root, whom she had met in 1963, she acquired the necessary provisions and set off for the Congo, in an old canvas-topped Land Rover that Dr. Leakey had purchased for her and which she named “Lily.” On the way, however, Dian made a stop to visit the Gombe Stream Research Centre to meet Jane Goodall and observe her research methods with chimpanzees.

Mount Visoke in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

In 1977, one of Fossey’s favorite gorillas, Digit, was killed by poachers and she established the Digit Fund to help raise money for gorilla protection efforts. The Digit Fund was later renamed the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.


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