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Dian Fossey: A Scientist to Remember:

Yesterday, January 16th, would have been Dian Fossey’s 82nd birthday. In 1977 Fossey’s favourite gorilla, Digit, was killed by poachers. Digit defended the group against six poachers and their dogs. He took five spear-wounds, killed one of the poacher’s dogs, and allowed the 13 members of his group to escape. Digit’s hands were cut off to be sold as poachers sell them as delicacies. After finding Digit’s mutilated body, Dian dedicated herself to protecting these amazing creatures. Ultimately, she was killed for her efforts. 


 Learn about the life and death of this amazing woman at:
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/?p=14758

Image:
Robert I. M. Campbell/National Geographic (Shared via ScienceAlert)

Dian Fossey: A Scientist to Remember:

Yesterday, January 16th, would have been Dian Fossey’s 82nd birthday. In 1977 Fossey’s favourite gorilla, Digit, was killed by poachers. Digit defended the group against six poachers and their dogs. He took five spear-wounds, killed one of the poacher’s dogs, and allowed the 13 members of his group to escape. Digit’s hands were cut off to be sold as poachers sell them as delicacies. After finding Digit’s mutilated body, Dian dedicated herself to protecting these amazing creatures. Ultimately, she was killed for her efforts.


Learn about the life and death of this amazing woman at:
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/?p=14758

Image:
Robert I. M. Campbell/National Geographic (Shared via ScienceAlert)

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