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Help celebrate 60 years of “Zinj”

60 years ago on July 17, 1959, after decades of searching, Mary Leakey discovered a fossil skull sticking out of the dirt at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.

The discovery of “Zinj,” now called Paranthropus boisei, captured the world’s imagination and changed our understanding of human history by providing evidence of our origins in Africa.

There is still so much to discover, and with your help, The Leakey Foundation can provide funding for the next major discovery, and the next, and the next.

Throughout July and August, all donations will be matched 4:1 up to a total of $5,000 thanks to Leakey Foundation trustee Bill Richards and an anonymous supporter.

Give $60 in honor of “Zinj” or become a sustaining supporter at $5 per month and your donation will be matched 4:1!


Donate now!