Fact 1: Dian loved animals from an early age Dian’s love of animals began when she acquired her first...Read More
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Trackers and rangers are the heroes of gorilla conservation, navigating through dense and remote forests every day to find...Read More
Fact 1: Karisoke was not Dian Fossey’s first research site. Dian Fossey first began her gorilla observations in 1966...Read More
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is sad to announce that Poppy, the last living gorilla featured by famed primatologist...Read More
In her final journal, Dian Fossey wrote these words: “When you realize the value of all life you dwell...Read More
The three-part television series “Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist” premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Dec. 6,...Read More
National Geographic has played an important role in the work of Dian Fossey since she began studying the mountain...Read More
The National Geographic Channel three-part series “Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist,” airing in December, covers many aspects of...Read More
Dian Fossey founded the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda in September 1967 to study the rare mountain gorillas. From...Read More
Can we study gorilla personality? How do we know when gorillas are stressed out? Do gorillas have culture? How...Read More
The work of legendary gorilla scientist Dian Fossey will be brought back to life in a new three-part documentary...Read More
Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund celebrates the 49th anniversary of the founding of our Karisoke Research Center, by...Read More
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