Kenyan paleoanthropologist and environmental activist; son
of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey. Codirector of the Koobi Fora Research Project
; Leakey and his team found the significant fossil
remains called KNMWT 17000 (Paranthropus aethiopicus), KNM-ER 406 (Paranthropus boisei), KNM-ER 1470 (Homo rudolfensis), and KNM-WT 15000 (a Homo erectus or H. ergaster boy found near Nariokotome). Director of Kenya’s Department of Wildlife Conservation
and Management (1989-94). Awarded the Hubbard Medal in 1993.