The Bafut Beagles

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First UK edition
(publ. Rupert Hart-Davis)

The Bafut Beagles by British naturalist Gerald Durrell tells the story of Durrell's collecting expedition to the Cameroons, made in 1949, with Kenneth Smith.[1]

Published in 1954, it was Durrell's third book for popular audiences.

Particularly notable was his depiction of a native ruler, the Fon of Bafut, who proved so popular that Durrell visited him again in A Zoo in My Luggage. The Fon, although not named, was Achirimbi II.