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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) 
 
Burial:
Gorilla Cemetery at Karisoke Research Station
Karisoke
Eastern, Rwanda
 
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Originally Created by: D.K. Foreman
Record added: May 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7412313
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Happy Earth Day!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Apr. 22, 2017
RIP. You were a voice for the gorillas that no one can ever deny. God bless and keep you. We still are fighting to save them. Sadly, they are not even safe on American soil. Your work was amazing. Kids today have no clue who/what you were or did. I hope w...(Read more)
- Nora Garner
 Added: Mar. 31, 2017

- Kindredspirit
 Added: Mar. 24, 2017
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