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January 5, 2022
Richard Leakey, paleontologist

Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist, politician, anti-poaching activist and conservationist, dies at 77

Richard Leakey, a world-famous Kenyan conservationist, and fossil hunter, passed away at the age of 77. His breakthrough work aided in the acknowledgment of Africa as the cradle of civilization. He also led anti-poaching initiatives in Kenya, including the famous burning of the country’s stockpile of poached ivory. Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s president, said Leakey “served...
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