Dian Fossey

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Birthday
16, 1932
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Dec 27, 1985 (53)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1932
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Dec 27, 1985 (53)

About

American zoologist who studied gorilla groups in Rwanda and was an advocate against poaching. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist shed light on the mountain gorillas at Karisoke Research Center. 

Before Fame

She received a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State College. 

Trivia

Her murder in 1985 is still unsolved but people believe that she was killed those who viewed her as an impediment to the touristic and financial exploitation of the gorillas. 

Family Life

Her father, George E. Fossey III, was a US Navy sailor. She was romantically involved with National Geographic photographer Bob Campbell. 

Associated With

She was friends and colleagues with Jane Goodall