Theodore Roosevelt

When he was 8 years old, Theodore Roosevelt found a seal skull. It would be the first specimen in his very own natural history museum. Before long, he’d add tadpoles, insects, and rocks, measuring and describing each one. He also kept a nature journal, recording and drawing living animals and their habitats. This passion for nature guided him all through his life. He fought to protect the wilderness as a sportsman, a governor, and as President of the United States.

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