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Richard Leakey

Richard Leakey Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1944
Place of Birth Nairobi, Kenya
Age 76 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
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Richard Leakey

Richard Erskine Frere Leakey FRS is a Kenyan paleontologist, environmentalist, and politician. Leakey has held several official positions in Kenya, mainly in archeological and wildlife conservation organizations. He is the director of the National Museum of Kenya, which founded the NGO WildlifeDirect and is the president of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Born Richard Erskine Frere Leakey, December 19, 1944, Nairobi, British Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Fields Palaeoanthropology, Conservation
Institutions Stony Brook University
Notable awards Hubbard Medal (1994)
Children 3, including Louise Leakey
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About Richard Leakey

Paleontologist who studied human origins in Kenya, Africa. His discovery of a Homo erectus skull in 1975 was one of his most significant.

Richard Leakey before fame

Both of his parents were archaeologists and raised him and his brothers in Nairobi, which sparked his interest in paleontology.

Achievement of Richard Leakey

The Turkana Boy, a nearly complete skeleton of a Homo ergaster who died 1.6 million years ago at about age 9–12 was discovered by a member of his team in 1984.

Richard Leakey family life

He had an older brother named Jonathan and a younger brother named Philip.

Associations of Richard Leakey

Louis Leakey is his father.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Richard Leakey

  • Kenyan scientists
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  • Kenyan migrants to the United States
  • White Kenyans
  • Human evolution theorists
  • Lenana School Alumni
  • Safina politicians
  • Kenyan Archaeologists
  • The Ministers of the Government of Kenya
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  • Stony Brook University Faculty

Latest information about Richard Leakey updated on June 07 2021.

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