Punch,  28 (1855), 17.

The Attachment of the Female Russian Bear to her Young



News-Commentary, Drollery


Natural History, Politics, Animal Behaviour

    Claims that the female bear's 'maternal tenderness' is shown by news that Emperor Nicholas I of Russia has recalled his sons to attend his sickly wife. Believes this story shows that 'Even Nicholas himself appears to have some affection for his own cubs'.

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