Dian Fossey pioneered studies with gorillas in Africa, tried to stop the poaching of the them. In 1967 Fossey founded the Karisoke Research Center, located deep within the Virunga Mountains, Rwanda. [wikipedia]

Born: 16-Jan-1932 Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Died: 26-Dec-1985 Location of death: Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda

Cause of death: Murder which has never been solved.

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    "Gorillas in the Mist" with Sigourney Weaver is an excellent movie, and fairly accurate.
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    Happy birthday to the amazing Dian Fossey.