Van Amburgh's Elephant, and the Poet Bunn
Animal Behaviour, Natural History, Menageries, Amusement
Describes the behaviour of 'Van Amburgh's Elephant', a creature who refused to leave its home at Drury Lane Theatre owing to 'such an affection' for the poet and stage-manager Alfred Bunn. After much effort, the elephant was removed to a ship where it joined the lion tamer Isaac Van Amburgh and his other beasts for a trip to New York.
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