Dr. Jacques Verschuren

Name ID 649

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Huxley, Elspeth Forks and Hope
Extract Date: 1961

Managi or Banagi

Money subscribed by his [Michael Grzimek] many friends to a memorial fund was spent on a small research laboratory at Managi [sic], near Seronera on the Serengeti. Six biologists are at work there under the direction of a distinguished Belgian, Dr. Jacques Verschuren, until recently chief biologist to the Parc National Albert in the Congo.

Extract ID: 1077

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Turner, Kay Serengeti Home
Page Number: 096b
Extract Date: 1961

John Owen set up a small research unit

John Owen set up a small research unit, under Dr. Jacques Verschuren, famous for his work in the Congo.

Extract ID: 1078

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Herne, Brian White Hunters: The golden age of African Safaris
Page Number: 340
Extract Date: 1963

A turning point

At Albert national park, Alexander introduced Dian to a Belgian biologist named Jacques Verschuren, and he told Fossey about the gorillas' on the Virunga volcanoes straddling Rwanda, Uganda, and Zaire. While camped high on the Kabara Meadow, Alexander and Fossey encountered friends of John's, well-known wildlife photographers Alan and Joan Root, who were filming gorillas. The Roots took Dian out in search of her first gorillas. Although no contact was made, it was a thrilling experience and Fossey said she had "smelled them." It was certainly a turning point in her life. Fossey, by profession an occupational therapist, ultimately became famous as a dedicated gorilla preservationist.

Extract ID: 3842