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At Olduvai Gorge, Fossey met the Leakeys while they were examining the area for hominid fossils.
Leakey talked to Fossey about the work of Jane Goodall and the importance of long-term research of the great apes.
by October 16, Fossey was staying in Walter Baumgartel's small hotel in Uganda, the Travellers Rest.
Baumgartel, an advocate of gorilla conservation, was among the first to see the benefits that tourism could bring to the area, and he introduced Fossey to Kenyan wildlife photographers Joan and Alan Root.
The final two sites for her visit were Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania (the archeological site of Louis and Mary Leakey); and Mt.
As a consequence, Dian's parents failed to give her any substantial amount of financial support throughout her adult life.
The couple agreed to allow Fossey and Alexander to camp behind their own camp, and it was during these few days that Fossey first encountered wild mountain gorillas.
When Leakey made an appearance in Louisville while on a nationwide lecture tour, Fossey took the color supplements that had appeared about her African trip in The Courier-Journal to show to Leakey, who remembered her and her interest in mountain gorillas.
December 26, 1985) was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her death in 1985.
She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by paleontologist Louis Leakey.It has been theorized that her murder was linked to her conservation efforts.