Exhuming Rwanda's Gorillas: Fossey's Legacy Legendary primatologist Dian Fossey spent decades documenting the lives of Rwanda's mountain gorillas. Now, scientists are exhuming the bodies of the descendants of those gorillas to learn about evolution. Researcher Erin Marie Williams is part of that team, sending these dispatches from the field.

Magdalena Lukasik-Braum, one of the vets with the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, spent last weekend tracking an ailing infant gorilla through the Virunga Mountains. gorilladoctors.org hide caption

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Before they end up in a museum display, the gorilla bones must be painstakingly brushed to remove any lingering soft tissue and fats. Erin Marie Williams hide caption

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