Gorillas In The Mist Essay

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Gorillas in the Mist is a nonfiction about Diane Fossey’s adventure when she leaves the United States for Africa, where she gets fascinated about gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda. This book provides you perception into a gorilla’s world by getting you familiar with each gorilla group she studies to whom you soon become instantly attached. Since the Gorillas’ behaviors are very similar to those of the humans, it makes the reader think the book is just about humans.
The book did have a significant impact on me because a couple years ago I watched a documentary about the extinction of gorillas and learned that they kill 7-8 gorillas just to take on baby gorilla to an european zoo and the effect of this is that there's only a couple hundred left.
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Dian started the “Digit Fund” (now known as “The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International”) which was led by Digit’s massacre by poachers. Dian also founded the “Karisoke Research Center”, which continues Fossey’s work in studying Mountain Gorillas. In 1985, Dian was murdered in her cabin. Her murder still remains unsolved. She will always be remembered for dedicating her life for the study of mountain gorillas and making sure that people around the world understood the problems that they have to go through on a daily basis and hoping that it would stop the poachers from hunting these magnificent apes.
This book did a very good job in providing the inside scoop of how life it is for the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. Although there was one problem with the chronological order of the events listed. For instance, at one point in time she writes about a gorilla when it is in its adulthood, then she talks about its childhood, and finally its death which is very confusing. Despite this confusion, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about gorillas because illustrates a woman’s fascinating mission to rescue the gorillas and provides an interesting look at gorillas in their
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