National Geographic : 1915 Mar
THE ROOSEVELT RHINO GROUP AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM This group of square-lipped rhinos, the only group of this rare rhino possessed by any museum,represents avery small part ofthe vast number of specimens collected by the African Expedition of ex-President Roosevelt. That expeditiongathered over 5,ooo specimens ofmam mals alone, to say nothing of thousands of rare birds, insects, fishes, plants, etc. A few of these specimens are mounted, but most ofthem have been put into the scientific collections for study purposes. Note the birds on the back of the rhinos. Inreturn for the plentiful supply ofinsects that the rhinos' bodies afford them, they serve as sentinels against danger.