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John Alden Loring

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John Alden Loring was a field naturalist and taxidermist for the 1909 African expedition for the Smithsonian Institution, led by Theodore Roosevelt.

Loring, a zoologist, was in charge of the small mammal collecting on the expedition, while Edmund Heller, was in charge of the large animal collecting. He was present at the Kirinyaga safari camp when Richard Medlicot came through the taxidermy area, introducing a young Indiana Jones to the safari staff.

Behind the scenesEdit

The role of Loring in the episode "British East Africa, September 1909" was played by Toby Stark.

The real world Loring had previously worked for the US Biological Survey for the Department of Agriculture.


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