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Pointless but Adorable Animal Photo


By: Maureen Callahan

June 4, 2009

Williamina Meyer de Schauensee and cheetah cub in Southwest Africa (now Namibia). The photo was taken in 1930 as part of the Academy of Natural Sciences Ornithological Expedition. Williamina and her husband Rudolphe traveled Southwest Africa and the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Namibia and Botswana) looking for bird specemins, and kept an album of their adventures. Penn Museum image 175493
Williamina Meyer de Schauensee and cheetah cub in Southwest Africa (now Namibia). The photo was taken in 1930 as part of the Academy of Natural Sciences Ornithological Expedition. Williamina and her husband Rodolphe traveled Southwest Africa and the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Namibia and Botswana) looking for bird specemins, and kept an album of their adventures. Gift of Maude de Schauensee and Maxine de Schauensee Lewis in memory of their parents, Williamina and Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee. Penn Museum image #175493.

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