Gorillas in the Mist Setting & Symbolism

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Lily

The name Fossey gives the Land Rover she purchases in Africa.

Louisville, Kentucky

Where Fossey is working when she is granted funding to study the gorillas of Africa.

Kabara

The location of Fossey's first long-term camp, Kabara is located in the Parc des Virungas.

Karisoke Research Centre

The second camp Fossey establishes.

Digit

A young male when Fossey first encounters him, Digit has a twisted finger, apparently the result of having been broken. Digit is playful and often takes Fossey's camera and other equipment. Digit is eventually killed and decapitated.

Coco

A young gorilla taken captive by poachers, Fossey insists that she take the youngster in an effort to help Coco recover. Coco is eventually taken to the Cologne Zoo where she dies in captivity.

Pucker

The second young orphan to be taken by poachers, Pucker is destined for the Cologne Zoo but is so ill that...

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