Punch,  48 (1865), [vii].

Probable Results of the Acclimatisation Society—The Serpentine



Illustration, Drollery

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

    Similar to PU1/48/1*/8, this shows the results of acclimatising exotic species to the British climate. It shows a crowded scene near the Serpentine and several family groups relaxing with animals that appear to have been released from the Zoological Society Gardens. For example, in the foreground young children sit on top of and near such fierce creatures as a tiger, lion, and a crocodile, while in a tree above a family group sits a large snake and a toucan.

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