Animals: African Treasure

The standard African game-hunting expedition consists of several big, fearless men looking for lions and buffalo, and a battalion of black "boys" who wear their shirttails hanging outside and call their employers bwana. Ivan Sanderson, a young zoologist, broke all the rules when he went game hunting in Africa in 1932. At Cambridge he had decided it was necessary for anthropologists to know more about the neglected, obscure little animals whose places in evolution were uncertain and whose capture would have scientific rather than sporting importance. To help him collect them, he...

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