to The Trimates! They are 3 women scientists who dedicated their lives to studying 3 great apes. Dian Fossey studied gorillas, Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees, and Birute Galdikas studied orangutans. Their invaluable work and legacies live on!
Leakey helped to facilitate Jane Goodall’s long-term field study of chimpanzees in the wild,Dian Fossey’s work with mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour’s work with orangutans in the Sarawak region of Indonesia.
A chimpanzee lowers a hollow stick "into a termite mound to try and catch its lunch. It then carefully places the stick to its mouth, and starts to suck the termites up so it can eat them." Photo by Birte Person
Dian Fossey studied Gorillas extensively for 18 years. she fought off deforestation, poaching, and is probably the sole reason the mountain gorillas of Rwanda are not extinct today. "Gorillas in the Mist" with Sigorney Weaver is a great movie!