1932 – She was born this year
1966 – She secured financing for a trip to Africa. There she met Dr. Louis Leakey, from whom she managed to get a job researching gorillas.
1967 – She founded the Karisoke Research Center, a remote rainforest camp nestled in the Virunga Mountains in Ruhengeri province, Rwanda.
1970 – Her photograph, taken by Bob Campbell, appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine in January of this year.
1974 – She received a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Cambridge.
1978 – She attempted to prevent the export of two gorillas, Coco and Pucker, from Rwanda to the Cologne zoo. She learned that, during their capture, 20 adult gorillas were killed.
1985 – She was found brutally murdered in the bedroom of her cabin on December 26 of this year.