Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
Made by J.U 6th hour
Dian Fossey was born on January 16, 1932 in San Francisco, CA and died on December 26, 1985
Significant Events in History that Affected dian's Life
- Becoming a zoologist instead of a nurse
- Going on a trip to Africa
- Finding a way to save the habitats
George Fossey was an alcoholic and Kathryn Fossey divorced him.
People Who influenced Dian's life
Richard Price (stepfather)
Kathryn Fossey (mom) She lived with her and
Franz Forrester (engaged to) he was really important to her because they were engaged and they were planning to marry in the following month or two but she was killed.
- A gorilla made physical contact with her.
- She traveled to Africa in 1963
She lived with gorillas and people thought they were vicious animals
She was against poachers and people rose money against them
She was brave enough to get close to gorillas
She climbed up Mikeno which is 14,557 feet
Theme of Dian's life and what I learned
I learned that you cant run away from something because you can become import role models to other people. The theme of this biography is to try new things and trust yourself.
mara, wil dian fossey, among the gorillas