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Wild at Heart Journeys Conservation Borana Kenya Rhino

Guests can get a bird’s eye view into protection of endangered Black Rhino at the Borana Conservancy, Kenya.
Image via Borana Conservancy.

In 1909, shortly after leaving office, American President Theodore Roosevelt set sail to Africa with a lucky rabbit’s foot, several rifles and a shotgun, and four tons of salt for preserving animal hides. Over the course of two years, his expedition bagged thousands of animals (more on those numbers) that were salted, shipped back to Washington, D.C., and cataloged by naturalists at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. These artifacts formed what is still today one of the most comprehensive and educative natural history collections in the world.


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