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Mary Jobe Akeley
(COLONIAL FEMALE HUNTER)
BIRTH
1878
DEATH
1966


A great scientist and the second wife of Carl Akeley, whom she married in 1924. It was with him that she first went on a safari, in 1926. Carl died that same year, but Mary Jobe would continue to travel and hunt throughout the Belgian Congo, Uganda, and Tanganyika. She eventually renounced this pursuit and began to advocate for the preservation of the species she had previously hunted with avidity, and was one of the facilitators of the establishment of wildlife reserves.





Adventures in the African Jungle, Carl and Mary L. Jobe Akeley. New York : Dodd, Mead, 1930
Congo Eden; a comprehensive portrayal of the historical background and scientific aspects of the great game sanctuaries of the Belgian Congo with the story of a six months pilgrimage throughout that most primitive region in the heart of the African Continent. Préface de William King Gregory. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1950.
Rumble of a Distant Drum; a true story of the African hinterlandNew York, Dodd, Mead & company, 1946.
Carl Akeley’s Africa; the account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, preface de Henry Fairfield Osborn. New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929.
Restless Jungle, New York, R. M. McBride & Company c 1936.

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