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Women in Science
↳ The Trimates
The Trimates, or ‘Leakey’s Angels’, were a trio of three pioneering women in primatology. In a time when not much was known about primates in the natural world, these three women spent decades of their lives in the jungles of Africa and Asia to observe the wild populations.
Dian Fossey studied mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Fighting discrimination from her male peers, her scientific achievements eventually led her to become the world’s leading authority on the gorillas. In 1985, she was murdered in her camp, and her life was immortalized on film in ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Jane Goodall is world-renowned for her 45-year study on chimpanzees. The first of the Trimates, Jane Goodall became the eighth person ever with no prior university education to receive a Ph.D from Cambridge University. She remains well known for her connection and activism on behalf the chimpanzees she observed in Tanzania.
Birutė Galdikas was the final member of the Trimates, sent out last by Louis Leakey. Her studies were on the orangutans of Borneo, of which little was known at the time. During her 30 years of observing the orangutans, she contributed an enormous foundation of knowledge about the jungles of Indonesia and introduced the study of the orangutan into the scientific community for the first time.
We’re not staking anyone! If you have to resort to violence, you’ve already lost the argument.
Meera began to cry. Bran hated being crippled then. “Don’t cry,” he said. He wanted to put his arms around her, hold her tight the way his mother used to hold him back at Winterfell when he’d hurt himself. She was right there, only a few feet from him, but so far out of reach it might have been a hundred leagues.