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Dian Fossey was born in San Francisco.
When she grew up she became a zoologist.
She went to Rwanda in Africa to study gorillas.
Dian Fossey said that putting animals in zoos was like putting them in prison.
Dian Fossey wrote a book called "Gorillas in the Mist".
The movie "Gorillas in the Mist" is about Dian Fossey and her gorillas.
Dian Fossey was murdered in Africa.
Page created June 8, 2007. Anne Pemberton. Updated Mon, Feb 6, 2012. AP.