Akeley, Carl b. May 19, 1864 d. November 18, 1926 Taxidermist, Sculptor, Inventor, Author, and Conservationist. Considered by many to be the father of modern taxidermy, he his best remembered for his contribution of wild animal sspecimens to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York. He specialized in African mammals, especially the elephant and the gorilla. Born Carl Ethan Akeley, he grew up on a farm and his formal education was limited to only three years...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Carl Akeley Burial Location, Goma, Nord-Kivu, Congo, Democratic Republic of Plot: Mount Mikeno, Virunga National Park
Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, Cardinal. Frédéric b. December 3, 1930 d. January 6, 2007 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Mazalaga in the then Belgian Congo, later Zaïre and nowadays the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi CICM., came from a pagan tribal chief family. Receiving his primary education at the Catholic mission of Boyange, he entered the Minor Seminary Notre Dame de Grâce of Bolongo and later at the Major Seminary of Kabwe before joining the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Katoka in Western Kasai. Earning a doctorate in...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Metropolitan Cathedral Of Notre-Dame Du Congo, Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of Plot: Beside His Predecessor, Cardinal Joseph Malula (1917 - 1989).