National Geographic : 1926 Jun
THROUGH THE DESERTS AND JUNGLES OF AFRICA BY MOTOR 699 i a I :F^CL" eP MOUNTED ELEPHANT HUNTERS These men of mixed Arab and Negro blood attack their quarry with fire-hardened wooden spears. Their thrusts seldom kill the elephant outright, but they follow the wounded animal for days, until it drops exhausted from loss of blood (see text, page 676). A MUSEUM SPECIMEN Lions, although they have been vigorously hunted, are still numerous in Central Africa. The killing of one is an occasion for great rejoicing among the natives, who live in dread of their depredations.