Dian Fossey

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
Made by J.U 6th hour

Dian Fossey by Wil Mara

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

Dian's Childhood

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.

Interesting Facts

  1. A gorilla made physical contact with her.
  2. 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.

Work Cited

mara, wil dian fossey, among the gorillas

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