Punch,  60 (1871), [vi–vii].

The Keeper Nightmare

D M, pseud.  [[George L P B Du Maurier]] *


Illustration, Satire

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D M *


Monstrosities, Animal Development, Evolution, Darwinism, Zoological Gardens

    Depicts a nightmare experienced by a keeper at the Zoological Society Gardens, who imagines that several animals having 'broken loose' and 'swapped heads'. The keeper is surrounded by several monstrous-looking animals, including a lion with an owl's head and a hippopotamus with a giraffe's head. The caption adds that the keeper cannot decide 'which to feed first'.

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