Image # 111435
Lang's note: Okapi, male. Total side view with Abawa, an Avingura
[Avungura], and an excellent hunter, Akenge, Congo Belge, Oct.
Africans had hunted okapi for centuries before westerners "discovered"
the animal. Hunters would carefully place leaves under a fallen
okapi's head. It was considered a dangerous desecration to allow
a hunted okapi's head to directly touch the earth. This specimen,
its head propped up to make it look alive, was photographed
with the hunter who killed it.