Images from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt expedition in Kenya, 1909.

During this expedition that went through Kenya, the DRC and Sudan, 11400 animal specimens were collected: 4000 birds, 2000 reptiles and amphibians, 500 fish, and 5000 mammals, including 11 Black rhinoceros and 9 White rhinoceros. Many of the animals provided fresh meat for many porters needed to carry the equipment and specimens. Animal skins were salted and sent to Washington where it took eight years to catalogue the specimens. Duplicates were shared with other museums.