Leakey's lifetime dedication to justice for man and nature

Richard Leakey

Dr Richard Leakey at a press conference on March 19, 2014. 

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What you need to know:

  • In 1999, Dr Leakey became Head of Public Service, amid rampant corruption in key State corporations.
  • Dr Leakey was once unseated by a horse and survived a puff adder attack, kidney failure and even a plane crash in 1983.

Dr Richard Leakey, one of the world's most renown conservationists, is dead. He was 77. Born on December 19, 1944, in Nairobi, Richard, the second-born son of world-renowned archeologist Louis Seymour Leakey and Mary Leakey, devoted his life to conservation work at a young age.

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