Mary Jobe Akeley

Mary Jobe Akeley

Mary Jobe Akeley was born in Tappan, Ohio in 1886 (d. July 1966). She “was an explorer and naturalist and the wife of Carl E. Akeley. She is famous as one of the earliest women explorers in Africa where she helped her husband hunt and photograph animals during their natural history studies. She is the author of Carl Akeley’s Africa, published in 1929, Lions, Gorillas and Their Neighbors, published in 1932 and Congo Eden published in 1950. Mount Jobe in Canada was renamed in her honor to acknowledge her exploration efforts in the Rocky Mountains.” (Source: Wikipedia)

Mary Jobe Akeley at Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

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