Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Fosseys in:
 • Gorilla Cemetery at Karisoke Research Station
 • Karisoke
 • Eastern
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Dian Fossey
Birth: Jan. 16, 1932
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1985, Rwanda

Activist. She gained international attention for her extensive efforts to save the mountain gorillas of Africa.In 1967 she moved to Rawanda and established Karisoke, a research camp in the Parc National des Volcans.Fossey was murdered in her cabin at Karisoke on December 26, 1985 Her death is a mystery yet unsolved.In 1988 the Life and work of Dian Fossey was portrayed in the major motion picture Gorillas in the Mist, which starred Sigourney Weaver. (bio by: D.K. Foreman) 
Gorilla Cemetery at Karisoke Research Station
Eastern, Rwanda
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: D.K. Foreman
Record added: May 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7412313
Dian Fossey
Added by: Ron Moody
Dian Fossey
Added by: dochog
Dian Fossey
Added by: Mongoose
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Earth Day blessings.
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Apr. 22, 2016
Dian, RIP with your deeply loved Digit. I'm so sorry that your life ended as it did. You were a great mother to your gorilla babies. Ty for your hard work.
- Sheila Kelly
 Added: Apr. 17, 2016
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016
There are 572 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.4 after 166 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service