Affectionately known as "the Trimates," from left to right, Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall and, Birute Galdikas have ALL been instrumental in the study and protection of some of the world's most endangered primates. Can you match each primatologist to the animal she is famous for studying?
In 1954 Dian Fossey graduated from San Jose State College in California. What was her major?
On September 24, 1967 Dian Fossey established the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda to study and protect critically endangered mountain gorillas. Today the Fossey Fund has grown from humble beginnings - just two tents set up in the forest - into a coordinated, international movement to save a species. Where did the name “Karisoke” come from?
The Fossey Fund was originally known as “The ____ Fund,” named after Dian’s favorite mountain gorilla, with whom she shared special bond until his tragic death at the hands of poachers in 1977.
In the 1980s, just before Dian Fossey’s tragic death, the population of mountain gorillas dropped to less than 250 individuals, and it was thought that they’d be extinct within a decade. Now, thanks to Dian’s pioneering spirit and ongoing support from caring friends like you, the surviving mountain gorilla population numbers just over ________ individuals today!
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