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Meet Amazing Americans U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt
 
Theodore Roosevelt with John Burroughs and Billy Hofer at camp.
Theodore Roosevelt with John Burroughs and Billy Hofer at camp

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Roosevelt enjoyed spending time outdoors with his friends, such as fellow conservationist (a person who cares about protecting nature) John Muir. Here you can see him on a camping trip with his friend John Burroughs and some other men. Roosevelt wrote his son Archie a letter about another camping trip when Burroughs had difficulty sleeping because of a family of flying squirrels in the cabin.

"Mother and I do not mind them at all, ... but one night they waked up John Burroughs and he spent a misguided hour hunting for the nest ... caught two of the young squirrels and put them in a basket... The next day under Mother's direction I took them out, getting my fingers somewhat bitten in the process, and loosed them in our room..." It was just like this animal-loving man to set the creatures free, don't you think?

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