"Silverback gorilla protecting his harem. Gorilles dans la brume !!! hommage à Dian Fossey dcd en 1985 à 53 ans assassinée dans les forêts du Rwanda...... éthologue de son métier et morte pour avoir donné trop d'amour passion pour ces grands singes...."
Dian Fossey lived in Rwanda for 18 years studying the lowland gorilla in its natural habitat. She approached and befriended a colony of gorillas, gaining their trust over time, and was even accepted as a member of their group. Over the years, Fossey wrote about her relationship with the gorillas, which led to the supporting of her work through the Digit Fund (named after her favorite juvenile gorilla), which later grew into the organization The Gorilla Fund.
Leakey's Angels - Poster by Evan Animals, via Flickr Jane Goodall kissing Chimpanzee, photo credit to Jean-Marc Bouju. Dian Fossey Birute Galdikas kissing an orangutan can be found in "Sanctuary the Book" by Michael Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison