Dian Fossey studied gorilla activities in Africa and was murdered in 1985 for her efforts to protect gorilla populations. Jane Goodall has studied chimpanzee populations and groups since the 1960s in the African wild. This publication has just learned that bothe women were involved in a love triangle during the early 1980's.
BoBo was one of the first silverback gorillas to be able to converse in sign language, learning over 750 words and phrases and using them with his trainers and handlers. Those people included both Fossey and Goodall, as the first was an expert on gorillas and the second was an expert on primate languages. Both studied and worked under Dr. Louis Leakey (no relation to the author).
In secret home movies made by both women, a physical relationship existed between scientist and monkey. Fossey photographed herself nude with the ape whom she called "King King in private, often being groomed by him. Goodall was also in compromising positions with her "big boy," as she was fond to call him.
No evidence exists that any threesome actually took place.
The ape, however, eventually chose Rosanne Barr as his mate, as she most closely resembled a female gorilla. Put off by this decision, Goodall and Fossey both returned to their African studies.