Charles Cordier

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Charles Cordier
Born 1897
Died September 1994 (97)
Nationality Swiss
Workplace(s) New York Zoological Society
Field(s) Naturalist
Known for Work as a zoological collector, notably in Central Africa and South America
Spouse(s) Emy Maria Cordier (1903-1990)

Charles Cordier (1897-1994) was a Swiss zoological collector and field naturalist, noted for his extensive explorations with his wife, Emy Cordier, as well as for claims to have encountered the kakundakari, a crypto-hominid of the Belgian Congo (Zaire, DR Congo).




  • (in German) Lepperhoff, Lars (2009), Der Ruf des Kongopfaus, Fürth: Filander-Verlag,  — ["The Call of the Congo", a biographical work about the Cordiers]
  • (in English) Animal Kingdom: Bulletin of the New York Zoological Society, New York: New York Zoological Society 

on Kakundakari