Saturday, August 5, 2017

Leakey and Fossey, Goodall & Galdikas

I find the following pretty amazing. Through a web of circumstances Lewis Leaky helped three women achieve unbelievable feats ( see below ). Dian Fossey - acclaimed authority on Gorillas, Jane Goodall - acclaimed authority of Chimpanzees, Birute M.F. Galdikas - acclaimed authority on Orangutans. I sm presently reading her book "Reflections of Eden" about her years of field study in the jungles of Borneo.
We are learning more and more about Orangutans with many concluding they may be the most intelligent species after humans. The Chimpanzees may take some exception to that but what seems may be...
*"Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey, also known as L. S. B. Leakey, was a Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist whose work was important in demonstrating that humans evolved in Africa, particularly through discoveries made at Olduvai Gorge with his wife, fellow paleontologist Mary Leakey. Having established a program of palaeoanthropological inquiry in eastern Africa, he also motivated many future generations to continue this scholarly work. Several members of Leakey's family became prominent scholars themselves."
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