Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cyclotis elephants--The Congo 1948

The sticker on the back says (in French) "This is the capture team of the Domestication Station of Gangla na Bodio,at Uele, Belgian Congo. In camp, during the capture campaign of 1948, the Director of the Station (Commandant La Plume, I think) and his assistant Director.
Handwritten note in English says "Caught 56 young elephants (up to about 10 years old) in sixty days, without any of the boys even getting a scratch."

Courtesy of Jim Stockley

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