Friday, February 04, 2005

NEWS - Plight of Great Apes inspired executive to change careers

This Kansas City.com article describes how the plight of the mountain gorilla prompted him to change careers late in life...
The eyes of the mountain gorilla that peered at him with such intelligence and compassion on his first trip to Africa. It nearly broke his heart to learn that these gorillas might soon be extinct.

'Someone should try to save them,' Norm Rosen thought.

Before he knew it, Rosen was one of those someones.

At age 55, when most people are starting to think about retiring, Rosen quit his job, went back to school and threw himself passionately into the race to save the great apes.