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A young male Okapi, 1913

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/171

Scope and Contents

99 x 76 mm. A view showing a young Okapi shot by Christy, with four Pygmy hunters squatting behind the animal (the two on the right being the ones who tracked this specimen). This was Christy's first Okapi and probably only the second of these shy beasts to be killed by a European in its native forests.

Dates

  • 1913

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

Y304A/171-172 are prints of the same photograph.

Bibliography

This appears as Figure 31 in: Christy, Cuthbert (1924). Big game and Pygmies: experiences of a naturalist in Central African forests in quest of the Okapi, London: Macmillan, facing page 54.

General

SG.

Originator(s)

Christy, Cuthbert, 1863-1932

Finding aid date

2004-01-15 13:59:43+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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