Dian Fossey Narrates Her Life With Gorillas

...in This Vintage Footage | National Geographic

The 1973 National Geographic film The Mountain Gorilla documented zoologist Dian Fossey’s study of and interaction with the great apes of Central Africa from 1967 to 1972.

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It featured Fossey’s favorite gorilla Digit, who was killed in 1977 by poachers. Fossey narrated the documentary in front of a live audience in Washington, D.C. in November 1973. While portions of the film were used in various TV specials over the years, it was only shown in its 13-minute entirety during the 1973 lecture.




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