Dian Fossey was a zoologist best known for the two decades she spent studying and protecting the endangered gorillas of the Rwandan mountain forest. While reading about Ms. Fossey today, I learned that the movie I saw about her when I was very, very young - "Gorillas in the Mist" - is actually based on the novel she wrote; I had no idea! You can bet I will be adding her novel to my "must-read" list right now. While I know it's going to be heartbreaking (I still remember how upsetting the movie was), I think it will be a fascinating read.
A wonderful photo of Ms. Fossey
and a beautiful quote from Ms. Fossey
"The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people."