Hero: Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey, of “Gorillas in the Mist” fame, is one of my all-time heroes.  Her passion and ambition led her to Africa where she spent the better part of her life studying gorillas.  Her research has been invaluable in primate studies, teaching humans about themselves as well as their relatives.  Her fearless activism protected the gorillas from poachers and war.  And her voice spoke to a generation of conservationists and women.  Dian Fossey lived and died doing what she loved.

DF with gorilla

“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate on the preservation of the future.”
Dian Fossey

Read her incredible story at The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.




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