Caricature of P T Barnum and Jumbo the elephant
Caricature of Phineas Taylor (PT) Barnum (1810-1891), American showman and businessman, and Jumbo the African elephant which he bought for his circus from London Zoo in 1882. The sale caused public outrage in Britain. "If you take Jumbo, Mr Barnum, and he should revenge himself, don't expect any sympathy from the English people."
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library
Killing an Elephant for food, Paris; Franco-Prussian War, 18
Illustration showing the killing of an elephant, in the Jardin des Plantes, for food during the Siege of Paris in the winter of 1870-1. During the Siege of Paris many zoo animals and domestic animals were killed for food by the desperate Parisians and French army. The four month siege ended with French capitulation to the Prussians on January 28th 1871.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
The Southern Aviary' at London Zoo
The Southern Aviary' (White Stork, Gannet, Manderin Drake, Brown Pelicans, Black-winged Kite, Egyptian Kite, Goliath Heron, Comorants) at London Zoo by Charles Howard Date:
© J Salmon Limited / Mary Evans Picture Library
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