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Dian Fossey

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: D.K. Foreman
  • Added: 4 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7412313
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dian Fossey (16 Jan 1932–26 Dec 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7412313, citing Gorilla Cemetery at Karisoke Research Station, Karisoke, Eastern, Rwanda ; Maintained by Find A Grave .