Google’s forest-themed doodle for the day marks the 82nd birthday of Dian Fossey, an American zoologist who was best known for her extensive work for the protection of mountain Gorillas. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
Born in San Francisco on January 1932, Fossey was educated at the University of California. She was later inspired by famous Anthropologist Louis Leakey, and Mary Leakey, and did an extensive study of gorilla groups, especially in the mountain forests of Rwanda.
Her work in Rawada involved the protection of the gorillas struggling through poaching, which lead to her murder for this conservation of mountain Gorilla project in Rawada in 1985.
Fossey had even written a book named the Gorillas in the Mist, which was later made into a film with Sigourney Weaver portraying Fossey’s character.