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Legendary Kenyan Conservationist and Fossil-hunter Richard Leaky passes away at 77
- World-renowned Kenyan politician, conservationist and fossil hunter Richard Leakey has passed away. He was 77.
- The legendary paleoanthropologist is credited for the discovery of ‘Turkana Boy’ in 1984 which led to groundbreaking discoveries proving that humankind evolved in Africa.
- Turkana boy is the most complete fossil Skelton of a human ancestor ever found.
- Paleoanthropology is the study of human evolution through the fossil and archaeological records.
- Leakey is also known to spearhead campaigns against the ivory trade to save the population of African elephants.