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|
|Institutions||Stony Brook University|
|Notable awards||Hubbard Medal (1994)|
|Children||3, including Louise Leakey|
|IMDb||Richard Leakey's IMDb|
Paleontologist who studied human origins in Kenya, Africa. His discovery of a Homo erectus skull in 1975 was one of his most significant.
Both of his parents were archaeologists and raised him and his brothers in Nairobi, which sparked his interest in paleontology.
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.
He had an older brother named Jonathan and a younger brother named Philip.
Louis Leakey is his father.
- Kenyan scientists
- The Kenyan environmentalists
- 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
- Author of non-fictional environment
- Stony Brook University Faculty
Latest information about Richard Leakey updated on June 07 2021.