The latest Google Doodle honors American zoologist Dian Fossey.
Fossey is known for her work and research with mountain gorillas in Africa. She died in 1985. Today would have been her 82nd birthday.
Fossey, a San Francisco native, started out as an occupational therapist working with disabled children, but when she traveled to eastern Africa in 1963, anthropologist Louis Leakey introduced her to mountain gorillas.
She would spend 18 years working in the mountain forests of Rwanda, Africa, and helped the scientific community better understand mountain gorillas.
Fossey was killed in 1985 in her cabin in the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans, a research center she founded in 1967.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International protects gorillas in Africa from poaching.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun