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A young male Okapi, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/172

Scope and Contents

99 x 76 mm. A view showing a young Okapi shot by Christy, with four Pygmy hunters sitting 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.


  • 1913


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

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


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.




Christy, Cuthbert, 1863-1932

Finding aid date

2004-01-15 14:06:59+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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