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Gorilla Dreams: The Legacy of Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey's Murder Remains a Cold Case Despite New Book

The anniversary of the murder of renowned primatologist Dian Fossey came and went on December 26 with only a few mentions on social media sites.

Dian Fossey came to the world’s attention for her pioneering studies with gorillas in Africa, and her efforts to stop the poaching of the creatures she came to love. In 1985 Fossey was found dead in her bed at the Karisoke site, with the machete she had confiscated from poachers and hung upon her wall, buried in her skull. No one has ever been prosecuted for her murder though most believe it was the result of the illicit black market and the poaching of gorillas and other protected wildlife.

Dian Fossey pioneered studies with gorillas in Africa, tryed to stop the poaching of the them. In 1967 Fossey founded the Karisoke Research Center, located deep within the Virunga Mountains, Rwanda. wrote Gorillas in the Mist. Found murdered w/a macheter

Dian Fossey, US zoologist who studied gorilla groups in Africa. Killed by poachers. RIP.

Dian Fossey, US zoologist who studied gorilla groups in Africa. Her murder is still unsolved.

Dian Fossey (1932 - 1985). Zoóloga estadounidense reconocida por su labor científica y conservacionista con los gorilas de las montañas Virunga.

Dian Fossey with her beloved gorillas. She was murdered in her cabin at Karisoke on December Her death is a mystery yet unsolved.

Grave Marker- Diane Fossey (1932-1985)  Activist. She gained international attention for her extensive efforts to save the mountain gorillas of Africa.In 1967 she moved to Rawanda and established Karisoke, a research camp in the Parc National des Volcans.Fossey was murdered in her cabin at Karisoke on December 26, 1985 Her death is a mystery yet unsolved.In 1988 the Life and work of Dian Fossey was portrayed in the major motion picture Gorillas in the Mist

It's been a lifelong dream to visit Karisoke and pay my respects to Dian Fossey and her beloved Digit.

Dian Fossey. Studied a group of gorillas in the forests of Rwanda for 18 years. She was murdered by poachers for trying to protect them from environmental and human hazards.

Dian Fossey was a zoologist best known for researching the endangered gorillas of the Rwandan mountain forest from the to the and for her mysterious murder.

Primate researcher and gorilla protector Dian Fossey was born on this date in 1933 (murdered 1985).

Dian Fossey, American zoologist, primatologist and anthropologist, studied mountain gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She wrote 'Gorillas in the Mist'. She was murdered at age 53 in Rwanda.

Dian Fossey (1932 - 1985)

Dian Fossey - American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups over a period of 18 years.

Dian Fossey: Activist. She gained international attention for her extensive efforts to save the mountain gorillas of Africa.In 1967 she moved to Rawanda and established Karisoke, a research camp in the Parc National des Volcans.Fossey was murdered in her cabin at Karisoke on December 26, 1985 Her death is a mystery yet unsolved

Dian Fossey ♦ American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist.

We admire Dr.. Dian Fossey who dedicated her life to researching and protecting mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. She was murdered 1985-12-26 under circumstances that are still unsolved.  Portions of Gorillas in the Mist and the Hayes article were adapted for Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, starring Sigourney Weaver.

Zoologist and conservationist Dian Fossey dedicated her life to protecting wild species. In particular she spent most of her life with the wild gorilla in central Africa helping to raise awareness over endangered species.

Epic Dian Fossey Miniseries

Epic Dian Fossey Miniseries

National Geographic’s Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist, beginning on Wednesday Dec. at is a compelling story about an intrepid gorilla conservat.

Dian Fossey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 27 Famous Unsolved Murders in California

27 Famous Unsolved Murders in California

What do JonBenet Ramsey, Tupac, and the Black Dahlia have in common? Their brutal, gruesome murders were never solved. This list of the most famous unsolved mu (Pag.

In honor of what would have been Dr. Fossey's 84th birthday, Erika Archibald, Senior Communications Officer at The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, looks at interesting facts about her life and legacy.

Fossey's birthday, Erika Archibald, Senior Communications Officer at The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, looks at interesting facts about her life and legacy.

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