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Friday, January 6, 2012

Mary Jobe Akeley

Long before she was married in 1926, Mary Jobe Akeley had led so many expeditions into the wilds of the Canadian northwest that they named a high peak of the Canadian Rockies after her: Mt. Jobe. Then, when her husband died only two years after they were married, leaving her in Africa, she undertook a study of the mountain gorilla; mapped much of Kenya, Tanganyika, and the Congo; and completed a photographic study of the Ugandan pink flamingo. Why not? She was there anyway.

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