THE BEAST IN ME & BEASTLY DISPLAY
An original screenplay and scholarly book in development with Laura Mitchell, Assoc Professor, African History, UC-Irvine.
Behind every folk hero man is a great woman - this is the story of Delia Akeley, wife of Carl Akeley, the world's greatest taxidermist and total badass - both of them. The story behind the creation of Virunga National Park, the world's first animal preserve.
Carl Akeley was one of the characters who inspired Indiana Jones. Delia Akeley was one of the great female explorers who studied Pygmies in Africa. She was Margaret Mead before there was a Margaret Mead.
IP RIGHTS "African Obsession: The Life and Legacy of Carl Akeley" by Penelope Bodry-Sanders
The Old Man of MIkeno
Akeley fell in love with the mountain gorillas and in some strange way his intense stare mesmerized me.
Project Hyena Field Museum
With the help of more than 1,800 generous supporters, we’re building the striped hyenas a brand-new diorama in the Hall of Asian Mammals! And we couldn’t be more excited.
Thank you for making Project Hyena Diorama possible!