Punch,  48 (1865), [vi].

Probable Results of the Acclimatisation Society—The Streets

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Illustration, Drollery

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Zoology, Animal Development, Animal Behaviour, Futurism, Climatology, Environmentalism, Transport

    This anticipates the results of acclimatising exotic species of animals to the British climate. It shows a busy street in London on which crowd numerous exotic species being used as forms of transport. For example, in the foreground a zebra pulls a cart and a man is walking a kangaroo as if it were a dog; in the background two giraffes pull a coach and several people sit on the back of a giant elephant (whose posterior is marked 'Bank 3d') as if it were an omnibus.

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