By Theodore Roosevelt,H. W. Brands

In 1909, the Smithsonian establishment commissioned ex-President Theodore Roosevelt to assemble specimens of African flora and fauna for the nationwide Museum. Roosevelt went to Africa along with his son Kermit, a number of well known naturalists, and plenty of newshounds, thereby starting up the safari and environment the normal for the massive online game hunt. but Roosevelt by no means killed for thrills, as a substitute looking basically particular animals within the quantities asked by way of the Smithsonian. Making his method from the Kenyan coast to the higher Nile, he documents his impressions of the African panorama, witnesses a conventional lion hunt via African pastoralists, and recollects his conferences with East Africans, to whom he was once often called 'Bwana Tumbo (belly).'

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