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The Imperilled Mountain Gorilla: A Grim Struggle For Survival
After a decade of living among Africa’s mountain gorillas, researcher Dian Fossey describes deadly human intrusion and deadly behaviour, too, as group leaders struggle for dominance.
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More Years With Mountain Gorillas
A new image of gentle creatures emerges from Dian Fossey’s years-long study of the great apes of Central Africa.
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The Renegade Scientist Who Taught Us to Love Gorillas
A peek into the National Geographic archives reveals how Dian Fossey refused to let anyone "cheapen" the misunderstood primates.
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Making Friends With Mountain Gorillas
In remote African highlands, a daring American woman studies some of man’s closest nonhuman relatives in their age-old environment.
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The Gorillas Dian Fossey Saved Are Facing New Challenges
Three decades after the groundbreaking researcher was killed in Rwanda, the ape population is growing—but is under rising pressure.
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Gorilla Made Famous by Dian Fossey 'Returns From the Dead'
Feared dead a few months ago, a silverback named Cantsbee has reappeared from the mist.
About the Show

Dian Fossey is a legendary figure in the wildlife conservation movement, a pioneer and visionary credited with saving Rwandan mountain gorillas from the brink of extinction. But her story is complex. Having made many enemies during her time on the mountain, when she was brutally murdered there was a long list of people with powerful motives for wanting her dead. Now, 30 years later, mystery still surrounds her life and death and all that time, one man has carried a heavy burden of injustice.

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