Dian Fossey

By ihes61
  • Dian Fossey's Birthday

    In San Francisco, California Dian Fossey was born.
  • Dian's Birth Parents

    Dian Fossey was the only child of a fashion model, Kitty Fossey, and an insurance salesman, George Fossey III. Dian's parents divorced when she was only three in 1935.
  • Dian's Parent Remarries

    When Dian was five, Kitty remarried a successful entrepreneur, Richard Price.
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    Dian's Early Life

    Dian loved animals since she was young. As a child Dian felt insecure. Her parents did not give her much attention. She was lonely and had no self confidence. When she was fourteen she was six feet and one inch tall.
  • Dian's Start to College

    Dian enrolled in pre-veterinarian studies at The University Of California
  • Dian's Second College

    Dian changed her major when she switched schools to San Jose State College due to her bad physics and chemistry grades.
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    Dians Career After Collage

    Dian moved to a farm in Louisville, Kentucky. There she worked as the director of Korair Crippled Children's Hospital's occupational therapy department. She worked there for 11 years.
  • Dian's First Trip To Africa

    Dian's first trip to Africa costed her entire life savings as well as a $8,000 bank load. During her trip she visited Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and the Congo, among other areas.
  • Louis Leakey

    During her stay in Africa she ment the British anthropologist Louis Leakeyand he picked Fossey to begin a long-term field study of the animals.
  • Dr. Fossey

    Dian got her doctorate from Cambridge University in England, for her research on gorillas.
  • Digit's Death

    Digit was Dian's favorite gorilla. On the day of her death she fought off many poachers and dogs to protect the rest of her family.
  • Gorillas In The Mist

    Fossey told about all of her reseach in her book Gorillas in the Mist.
  • Dian Fossey's Death

    Dian Fossey's Death
    Dian died in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. She was murdered but no one knows who did it or why. Some United States Officials believe that Fossey was murdered by some poachers in Rwanda Because she was trying to protect the gorillas, but no one knows the definite answer.
  • Gorillas In The Mist (Motion Picture)

    There was a movie made about her with the same title as her book Gorillas In The Mist.