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Hornaday, William T

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1854-1937) US naturalist and taxidermist – chief taxidermist with the Smithsonian Institution from 1882, and first director of the Bronx Zoo, beginning in 1896 – and author, in whose Lost Race tale, The Man Who Became A Savage; A Story of Our Times (1896), a jaded American flees to Borneo, where he discovers an unknown civilization of headhunters. [JC]

William Temple Hornaday

born Plainfield, Indiana: 1 December 1854

died Stamford, Connecticut: 6 March 1937



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