Theodore Roosevelt’s African Trophy List

Roosevelt Elephant The following is a list of the specimens that TR and Kermit bagged during their African Safari.     The safari, through modern-day Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan, collected not only the larger specimens listed below, but also numerous birds and insect species.  Many were housed at the Museum of Natural History in New York.  Presently (2015) we understand at least one rhino which TR bagged is still on display at the museum.  Roosevelt documents the adventure in the 676 pages of Volumes I and II of African Game Trails.  The work itself reads as part adventure chronicle and part scientific, zoological and anthropological study.    I recommend it highly, and it is a particularly good read while in a deer stand  or turkey blind.

Game Animal By T.R. By Kermit
Lion 9 8
Leopard 3
Cheetah 7
Hyena 5 4
Elephant 8 3
Rhinoceros (square-mouthed) 5 4
Rhinoceros (hook-lipped) 8 3
Hippopotamus 7 1
Wart-hog 8 4
Common zebra 15 4
Big or Grevy’s zebra 5 5
Giraffe 7 2
Buffalo 6 4
Giant eland 1 2
Common eland 5 2
Bongo 2
Kudu 2
Situtunga 1
Bushbuck (East African) 2 4
Bushbuck (Uganda harnessed) 1 2
Bushbuck (Nile harnessed) 3 3
Sable 3
Roan 4 5
Oryx 10 3
Wildebeest 5 2
Neumann’s Hartebeest 3
Coke’s Hartebeest 10 3
Big Hartebeest (Jackson’s) 14 7
Big Hartebeest (Uganda) 1 3
Big Hartebeest (Nilotic) 8 4
Topi 12 4
Common waterbuck 5 3
Singsing waterbuck 6 6
Common kob 10 6
Vaughn’s kob 1 2
White-eared kob 3 2
Saddle-backed lechwe 3 1
Bohor reedbuck 10 4
Chanler’s buck 3 4
Impalla 7 5
Big Gazelle (Granti) 5 3
Big Gazelle (Robertsi) 4 6
Big Gazelle (Notata) 8 1
Thomson’s gazelle 11 9
Gerenuk 3 2
Klipspringer 1 3
Oribi 18 8
Duiker 3 2
Steinbuck 4 2
Dikdik 1 1
Baboon 3
Red ground monkey 1
Green monkey 1
Black and white monkey 5 4
Serval 1
Jackal 1
Aardwolf 1
Rattell 1
Porcupine 2
Ostrich 2
Great Bustard 4 3
Lesser Bustard 1 1
Kavirondo crane 2
Flamingo 4
Whale-headed stork 1 1
Marabou 1 1
Saddle-billed stork 1
Ibis stork 2
Pelican 1
Guinea-fowl 5 5
Fracolin 1 2
Fish eagle 1
Vulture 2
Crocodile 1 3
Monitor 1
Python 3 1
Totals: 296 216
Grand Total:            512