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Pictet saw living kangaroos at Pidcock's Menagerie and at Kew. His detailed account of the kangaroo ('on pronounce kangarou') was published in 1802 and was one of the few Francophone descriptions of live kangaroos.

Author: Christopher Plumb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857725820

Category: History

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In the eighteenth century, it would not have been impossible to encounter an elephant or a kangaroo making its way down the Strand, heading towards the menagerie of Mr. Pidcock at the Exeter Change. Pidcock's was just one of a number of commercial menagerists who plied their trade in London in this period the predecessors to the zoological societies of the Victorian era. As the British Empire expanded and seaborne trade flooded into London's ports, the menagerists gained access to animals from the most far-flung corners of the globe, and these strange creatures became the objects of fascination and wonder. Many aristocratic families sought to create their own private menageries with which to entertain their guests, while for the less well-heeled, touring exhibitions of exotic creatures both alive and dead satisfied their curiosity for the animal world. While many exotic creatures were treasured as a form of spectacle, others fared less well turtles went into soups and civet cats were sought after for ingredients for perfume. In this entertaining and enlightening book, Plumb introduces the many tales of exotic animals in London.
2015-06-26 By Christopher Plumb

the royal menagerie at Versailles was originally designed to house birds, and it was only sometime later, with the addition of exotic animals and, finally, with the transfer of the more ferocious animals from Vincennes to Versailles in ...

Author: Mary Morton

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368891

Category: Art

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In the 1720s and 1730s, Jean-Baptiste Oudry established himself as the preeminent painter in France of hunts, animals, still lifes, and landscapes. Oudry’s Painted Menagerie focuses on a suite of eleven life-size portraits of exotic animals from the royal menagerie at Versailles, painted by Oudry between 1739 and 1752. These paintings eventually found their way into the ducal collection in Schwerin, Germany. Among them is the magnificent portrait of Clara, an Indian rhinoceros who became a celebrity in mid-eighteenth-century Europe. Her portrait has been out of public view for more than a century, and it is presented here in its newly conserved state.
2007-06-25 By Mary Morton

who did a great deal of its fighting , and like true Cuckoos invariably usurped the nests of other birds in the Ménagerie . One of the Boa's first encroachments was to appropriate the Silesian perches of the Dual Eagles as a prize of ...

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Another individual , which was born in the same pits , was living at the commencement of the present century in the Ménagerie of the Jardin des Plantes at Paris , at the age of forty - seven . In both these establishments their only ...

Author: Edward Turner Bennett

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ISBN: UCBK:C026308748

Category: Zoology

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These were represented in the Ménagerie du Museum by Maréchal , and illustrated by an excellent article from the pen of Baron Cuvier . Maréchal's figures are tolerably accurate , and much superior to any former representation , in the ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10307243

Category: Zoo animals

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We have searched in vain among the celebrated engravings from Maréchal's drawings , constituting the Ménagerie du Muséum , for the “ superior figure ” which M. Lesson assures us , in his Manuel d'Ornithologie , is there to be found .

Author: Edward Turner Bennett

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ISBN: OXFORD:600016390

Category: Birds

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Born in the Menagerie , Aug. 10 , 1858 . b . Female . Born in the Menagerie , Dec. 20 , 1861 . c . Male . Purchased , April 28 , 1863. From South Africa . d . Male . Born in the Menagerie , June 9 , 1863 . e . Female .

Author: London Zoo (London, England)

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ISBN: UCAL:B3361088

Category: London Zoo (London, England)

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Born in the Menagerie , Oct. 3 , 1871 . 354. Ovis cycloceros , Hutton . Punjab Wild Sheep . Hab . North - west India . a . Male . Presented by Brigadier - General Hearsey , F.Z.S. , Aug. 19 , 1854. See P. Z. S. 1860 , p . 126 . b .

Author: Zoological Society (London)

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11047124

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Born in the Menagerie , April 4 , 1865 . g , h . Born in the Menagerie , Feb. 3 , 1867 . i . Born in the Menagerie , Oct. 30 , 1867 . j . Born in the Menagerie , Dec. 19 , 1867 . k . Born in the Menagerie , May 13 , 1868 . l .

Author: London Zoo (London, England)

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ISBN: UCAL:B3361141

Category: Vertebrates

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Born in the Menagerie , April 19 , 1875 . aa . Male . Presented by Carleton V. Blyth , Esq . , April 22 , 1875 . 549. Macropus melanops , Gould . Black - faced Kangaroo . Hab . South Australia . a . Male . Presented by T. R. Fletcher ...

Author: Zoological Society of London. Gardens

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ISBN: UOM:39015039488096

Category: Vertebrates

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