Punch,  55 (1868), [27].

Great Lion Show. 1868

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Illustration, Caricature

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Zoology, Zoological Gardens, Display, Politics, War

    Shows three 'lions' inside and outside the lion cage at the Zoological Society Gardens. The lion inside the cage is the real 'Zoological Lion' that can be seen for 'Sixpence (On Mondays)'. On the left is the 'Royal Lion' (costing five shillings to see)—a man in military uniform with a lion's mane, which probably represents Prince Edward. The lion on the right—the 'Abyssinian Lion', costing one shilling to see—is Robert C Napier, similarly shown with a lion's mane.

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