Considered the world's preeminent primatologist, Dr. Goodall was the first of the Trimates to live among the Great Apes. It was in 1960 that Jane arrived at Gombe National Park in Tanzania and began her research on chimpanzees. She would go on to become an advocate for conservation and a role model for many.
Dian Fossey lived among the mountain gorillas of Rwanda for over 18 years. She was known for enacting extremely aggressive conservation tactics to combat the poachers in the area. Instead of going extinct, the mountain gorilla is the only great ape whose population is rising, thanks to the foundations laid by Dian before her death in 1985.