Today on Focus, we'll discuss the life of legendary explorer and taxidermist Carl Akeley, who was a revolutionary in the field of environmental conservation. Author Jay Kirk joins the show to talk about his biography of Akeley, Kingdom Under Glass, which details the explorer's dangerous escapades in Africa as he hunted animals for his dioramas.
With Michael R. Jeffords, Ph.D. (Entomologist; Free-Lance Photographer and Writer; Retired Education/Outreach Director, Illinois Natural History Survey; Co-Director, the Illinois of Wilds Institute for Nature), and Susan L. Post (Retired Research Scientist, Illinois Natural History Survey; Photographer and Free-Lance Writer; Co-Director, the Illinois Wilds Institute for Nature)
With Julie K. Byron, D.V.M. (Clnical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine), and , and Julia K. Whittington, D.V.M. (Clinical Assistant Professor, Beterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Ilinois College of Veterinary Medicine)