Faces of Science #40


Zoologist Dian Fossey.

5 comments:

Timmy said...

Was she the one murdered by poachers? Or that other lady?

Greg said...

She was, in fact, killed by poachers. Also killed by poachers was Joy Adamson, author of Born Free. It was initially reported in the press that she was killed by a lion (which everyone latched onto revelling in the irony) but it turned out to be cold-blooded murder by poachers. Nine years later, her husband, George Adamson, was killed by poachers too.

Chip Hilton said...

a nitpicking correction: the spelling is Dian.

Greg said...

Not nitpicking at all, thanks for catching that!

Fred said...

Funny, she doesn't look a bit like Sigourney Weaver.