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Biruté Galdikas

AKA Biruté Mary Galdikas

Born: 10-May-1946
Birthplace: Weisbaden, Germany

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Anthropologist

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: The Mother of All Orangutans

The world's foremost authority on orangutans, physical anthropolgist Biruté Galdikas was first recruited to the work by Louis Leakey. She has since been a tireless force for the study and preservation of this endangered great ape species. Sometimes called one of "Leakey's Angels", Galdikas is deemed, as a primatologist, to be of equal significance to Jane Goodall and the late Dian Fossey.

Husband: Rod Brindamour (photographer, div., one son)
Husband: Pak Bohap
Son: Binty

    University: BS Psychology & Zoology, University of California at Los Angeles (1966)
    University: MA Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles (1969)
    Professor: Professor Extraordinaire, Universitas Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Professor: Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Author of books:
Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo (1995, anthropology)
Orangutan Odyssey (1999, anthropology)

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