Gorillas in the Mist

Women Scientists Week: The Roundup

Women Scientists Week Roundup

Check out all of the posts from our Women Scientists Theme Week here.

‘Gorillas In the Mist’, Dian Fossey, and Female Ambition in the Wild

Gorillas in the Mist

Dian Fossey, a zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist, was a controversial figure because she approached her work with primates in their natural habitat in a radical and unconventional way. … Just by doing work that she loved and believed in, Fossey made a statement about women’s value in the world.

Biopic and Documentary Week: Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist (1988) This piece is from Monthly Contributor Carrie Nelson. This post contains spoilers about the film Gorillas in the Mist. For nearly 20 years, zoologist Dian Fossey lived and worked among the mountain gorillas in Africa. Her work as a researcher and animal rights activist is responsible for raising awareness about […]