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Transcript of Trys primatologės
How man became man
Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey
had always been passionate about animals and Africa, which brought her to the farm of a friend in the Kenya highlands in 1957.
Her dream came true at the age of 25
(at first she worked as a secretary and only later became a chimpanzee researcher).
In 1963 she decided to seek adventure in Africa and took a trip there with borrowed money.
... she met Leakey who hired her to observe gorillas.
Thanks to Fossey, people started to treat gorillas not as king kongs but as peaceful, intelligent and emotional animals.
Having undertaken an extensive study of gorilla groups for over a period of 18 years, Fossey was murdered in 1985 by gorilla poachers.
1932 – 1985
Paleontologist, Archaeologist and Anthropologist
British missionary of the Christian faith in then British East Africa, now Kenya, most famous for dedicating most of his life contributing to our understanding on the human origin.
sent by anthropologist Louis Leakey to study primates in their natural environments. They studied chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. respectively.
In 1967, Dian began her extended study of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda.
- best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.
Galdikas become the third of a trio of women chosen by Leakey to study mankind's nearest relatives, the great apes, in their natural habitat.
In 1971, at the age of 25, Galdikas arrived in Borneo to begin her field studies of orangutans.
Although Dr. Leakey seemed disinterested at first, Galdikas persuaded him of her passion. After three years, Dr. Leakey finally found the funding for Galdikas’ orangutan studies.
Galdikas was born in 1946 in Germany, grew up in Toronto, Canada.