American zoologist Dian Fossey has been celebrated on what would have been her 82nd birthday with a Google Doodle. The Doodle pictures Fossey with the gorillas that she spent years studying in Rwanda.
Fossey’s book Gorillas in the Mist details her personal story as well as her study of the gorillas after spending 13 years in the forests with them. Fossey established The Digit Fund to finance anti-poaching patrols in Rwanda, which was renamed the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International following her death in 1985. Fossey was killed in her cabin at the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans.
Kashmira Gander has written about Fossey and the Doodle for The Independent:
Google has celebrated the 82nd birthday of late American zoologist Dian Fossey with a Doodle on its search page.
The image, already visible on the Australian Google home-page, features a group of gorillas, with one touching Dian Fossey’s hair while she makes notes.
- Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
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