Timeline: The Life And Research Of Dian Fossey Dian Fossey brought international attention to the plight of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas. Her own research with the gorillas was stopped short when she was murdered in 1985.
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Timeline: The Life And Research Of Dian Fossey

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Dian Fossey, born in San Francisco in 1932, was a leading pioneer of mountain gorilla research and a staunch advocate for the gorillas' preservation in the wild. She brought international attention to their plight and helped establish programs to protect them and save their habitat. Her own research with the gorillas was stopped short when she was murdered in 1985. Her killers have never been caught.

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Photos courtesy of <a href="http://www.gorillafund.org/" target="_blank">Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International</a>