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 Behind the Bars at the Zoo
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Group Title: Artistic series ;, 603
Title: Behind the bars at the zoo
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00024367/00001
 Material Information
Title: Behind the bars at the zoo
Series Title: Artistic series
Physical Description: 12 p. : ;
Language: English
Creator: Raphael Tuck & Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Place of Publication: London
New York
Publication Date: [ca. 1880]
Subject: Animals -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1880
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
France -- Paris
United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Imprint also notes publisher's location in Paris.
General Note: Printed in Germany.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00024367
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001750243
oclc - 26477360
notis - AJG3148

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
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    Behind the Bars at the Zoo
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        Page 7
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    Back Cover
        Page 15
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HERE is no pleasanter place to be found than the Zoological Gardens
on a fine afternoon. Here- are a party of country children most of
' whom are paying their first visit to the "Zoo," and I am going to'tell you
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The Monkey-house is a favourite
one with children. Monkeys
are so very funny, in
spite of their
grave faces.
There are
Tnree uwie LoniFeu .
different kinds, whioh edae from the East and West Indies, Africa, and America. They
gare called QuadruPrwma, or four-handed animals, because they oan use their f'et' to
:Iold and oling to tasr, th, q nite as well as har bands. .

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^ \ Of course our children had an Elephant ride. Heavy and slow as it looks,
! \ t \ with its small eyes and big ears, the Elephant is really one of the most '
intelligent of all animals, and can be trained to do almost anything.
When tame, it is very gentle and affectionate, but does not easily
forget anyone who teases or ill-treats it. In its scarlet and
gold trappings, our favourite at the Zoo looks very :
_.., ~-A::= --\ -- :grand. He knelt down whilst the children
climbed to their seats with the help of a
ladder, and lumbered up to his feet
and carried them round the Garden. t
Afterwards. Harry must needs ride /
the Camel also. The Camels of the
East go so fast and smoothly, that they i
are called "Ships, of the desert."

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by the Giraffe, with its spotted body
and long neck. Mabel said it reminded
her of "Alice in Wonderland," being
pulled out like a telescope. Its neck is
: really longer than its legs, and it moves about
in such an awkward manner. Charlie wanted to
? S give it some buns, but the keeper would not allow
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afraid of the long neck craning
over the railings, and ran past
the Giraffe enclosure as
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The Parrots were the next things visited,
and on the wav to the Aviary the children
were charmed to find a row of stands, on
which were perched a variety of Parrots,
and a splendid Cockatoo. Harry offered
a nut to a handsome red and green
Parrot, and the Cockatoo scolded and
grumbled at him to the great delight
of little Bob, who wanted to give
nuts to them all, but Harry was
afraid Bob's fingers would get
bitten by their strong beaks,
and would not give him' any
nuts. The big grey Parrots,
which come from Africa, are the
kind most easily taught to talk.
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After having admired the
pretty Fawns and Antelopes,
watched the great ugly
Hippopotamus rolling
about in his dirty
looking bath, and
given buns to the
shaggy old Black
Bear, who plodded
heavily up his pole
to get them, our
children came to
the Lion's cage.
They had been
very anxious to see .--
the Lions and Tigers,
because they had been
told that they belonged to
the Cat family. Mabel
could not see much likeness
in the great sleepy Lion
(who had just had his dinner)
to her pretty, gentle pussy
at home. But the Tiger
was rather more like a Cat; he
prowled up and down his
den, and waved his tail
about in the same
manner, and had
whiskers, and stripes.
By-and by, how-
ever, he began to
roar, and the lion
woke up and roared
too, till the whole
place seemed to
shake with the noise,
and Mabel and Bob
\ put their fingers in
their ears and ran
s; ^ ~away. Their Mother
then took them to
have some tea in the
refreshment room,
while the Band
played, and told them
funny stories about animals,
many of which can be taught to

!r do all kinds of clever things when they are tame and well trainred. The
sly brown Foxes made Mabel think of poor little Red Riding
;-r } ts iHood; but Harry said he meant to hunt them very soon.
Then there were some pretty little Hares, one of which
v\ ^ \\\. ~~1~~b had a face so like the' march hare" in "Alice,"
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him up in a coat. The Rhinoceros
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his little red eyes as he A t
plunged into the water, .. 1 '.....
thinking, most likely, i
how he would have A.: '
treated them, had he caught
them by the great African river
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Some of the great Birds next occupied
the attention of the children. The
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~' ~Mabel 'ahe would like to ride, like the
~of allbut thlittle negro boys in a
com picture he had seen;
the Pelicans, with their
huge bills, from which
they feed their young
ones; and the Storks
and Herons.
RJead~j for Aii dinner.
Mabel and Bob liked the Peacocks best
of all; but the most delightful of days must
come to an end, and it became time to go

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Mother told them a story about some clever Monkeys who were taught to take
photographs, or rather to pretend to do so, and about the funny tricks they
played each other, which lasted till they got home, and found Nurse ready to
givem her tired children their supper tnd put them to bed.

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