02/22/2013

The SciFri Book Club Visits ‘Gorillas in the Mist’

23:38 minutes

Dian Fossey recording vocalizations. Image Courtesy of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

The book club regulars visit Gorillas in the Mist, Dian Fossey’s memoir of her years studying mountain gorillas in a remote African rainforest. Gorilla expert Annette Lanjouw joins the club to give an update on how this endangered subspecies of gorilla is faring.

Listen to some gorilla vocalizations via the links below. Courtesy of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Segment Guests

Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.

Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

Annette Lanjouw

Annette Lanjouw is vice president for strategic initiatives and great ape programs at the Arcus Foundation and co-author, with Gene Eckhart, of Mountain Gorillas: Biology Conservation, and Coexistence (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) in New York, New York.

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About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

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