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112 Roosevelt's Safari Inventory
 

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112 Roosevelt's Safari Inventory

“In the paper was the news of Teddy Roosevelt’s African Safari.  The conservationist had bagged seventeen lions, eleven elephants, twenty-one rhinos, eight hippos, nine giraffes, forty-seven gazelles, twenty-nine zebras, and kudu, wildebeest, impala, eland, waterbuck, warthog, and bushbuck, beyond number.”

Teddy Roosevelt's African Safari started in 1909 and lasted about a year.  Roosevelt, along with scientists from the Smithsonian Institute embarked on this journey with a promise to give the Institution animal “trophies”.  This included things like tusks and skins.  Most of these animals if not all were donated to the Smithsonian Institute, some are still there today.

After this Safari Roosevelt wrote a book titled African Game Trails where he gave the details of this expedition.  The Smithsonian funded $50,000 (at the time that was a lot more money) for Roosevelt to write 12 articles about his year-long safari trip, which later became African Game Trails.  After Roosevelt killed the animals he became fascinated with the contents of their stomachs and began to track their eating habits, which is also detailed in the book.  This trip started in the British East Africa, led into the Belgian Congo, through the Nile, and ended and Khartoum. Throughout his journey he talks about how uncivilized the African people are and how much better European rule would be for them. In the time period that this book was written it would have been considered politically correct, but by today's standards it would not be.

Excerpt from African Game Trails: "Slatter and I immediately rode in the direction given, following our wild-looking guide; the other gun-bearer trotting after us. In five minutes we had reached the opposite hillcrest, where the watcher stood, and he at once pointed out the rhino. The huge beast was standing in entirely open country, although there were a few scattered trees of no great size at some little distance from him. We left our horses in a dip of the ground and began the approach; I cannot say that we stalked him, for the approach was too easy. The wind blew from him to us, and a rhino's eyesight is dull."



Sources:

http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/roosevelt/elephant.htm

http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/trafrica.html

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