Richard Leakey


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Richard Leakey English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
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As a child, Richard Leakey spent many hours—too many, in his opinion—broiling in the sunbaked hills of western Kenya while his famous parents, Louis and Mary, picked away at fossils.
Richard Leakey has withdrawn his resignation as director of the National Museums of Kenya, museum officials said today.
Dr Leakey represents the third generation of paleontologists in her family, continuing the legacy her grandparents, Louis and Mary Leakey, and parents, Richard and Meave Leakey.
Delta Willis profiled Richard Leakey and his Kenyan fossil-finding team in "The Hominid Gang".
National Geographic follows paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey and his family, a videographer uniquely captures his children's lives, and more top picks.