But the reverberations from the drumbeats of Hitler's war were soon felt even in the remote highlands of East Africa, and Robert and his family were caught up in the maelstrom of anti-German rage. Even though his parents were fervent in their anti-Hitler beliefs, they lost everything, suffering through eight years of diaspora. What remained a constant for Robert was his love of animals and hunting, and he had for a tutor an extraordinary man and an extraordinary hunter in his father. Robert started his career by hunting ivory, not necessarily on the right side of the law, and, on his own, with a loyal crew of ruffians, he shot elephants for himself that had ivory way over the 100-pound mark.
Later, switching to the right side of the law, Robert became a professional hunter, guiding clients to some immense ivory as well as what is generally regarded as the biggest and heaviest leopard to ever come from Africa. Shot by Frank Hibben in 1969, this leopard measured 8 feet, 5 inches!
The book is filled with fascinating personal anecdotes: including the time a Cape buffalo lay in wait for him and knocked him about so badly that he was in the hospital for months, or the time he pursued a cagey elephant with tusks weighing 125 and 127 pounds, and the time he participated in a tribal initiation test of the Watindiga bush people by planting a chalky handprint on the rear end of a rhino! The item "KWAHERI Robert von Reitnauer Africa Big Game Hunting Elephant Leopard Lion Rhino" is in sale since Saturday, April 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "loridzor" and is located in Providence, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.