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16 famous animal conservationists

By: Anna Norris on Sept. 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
William Hornaday feeding a greater kudo

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William Hornaday

William T. Hornaday was a buffalo hunter-turned-conservationist. He worked for the Smithsonian Institute and helped to establish the National Zoo. During his time at the Smithsonian, Hornaday was sent westward to collect buffalo specimen; upon finding that so few were left, Hornaday dedicated himself to their cause. Alongside Teddy Roosevelt, he co-founded the American Bison Society and through persuasion and writing alerted the public to the conservation cause.