For nearly two decades, Dian Fossey immersed herself in the study of mountain gorillas in Africa. She became a highly respected primatologist, and a fiercely devoted champion of the gorillas’ safety and preservation. Fossey made powerful enemies because of her opposition to gorilla-related tourism and her knowledge of animal trafficking by members of government. In 1985, she was found murdered in her cabin in Rwanda. The case remains unsolved to this day, but her intense love for this endangered species created a legacy that lives on.