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Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni, 1838-

Explorer; born in New Orleans, La., July 31, 1838. He is best known by the results of two exploring trips to west Africa, during which he discovered and examined considerable territory almost unknown previously, and added sixty species of birds and twenty of mammals to the zoology of Africa. His accounts of the gorillas and pygmies excited a large interest among scientists, and for a time many of his assertions were sharply contradicted as being impossible; but subsequent explorations by others confirmed all that he had claimed. His publications include Explorations and adventures in equatorial Africa; A journey to Ashango land; Stories of the Gorilla country;

Paul Belloni du Chaillu.

Wild life under the equator; My Apingi kingdom; The country of the dwarfs; The land of the midnight sun; The Viking age; Ivar, the Viking; The people of the Great African forest; The land of the long night, etc.

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