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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) 
 
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Gorilla Cemetery at Karisoke Research Station
Karisoke
Eastern, Rwanda
 
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Originally Created by: D.K. Foreman
Record added: May 04, 2003
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