Saturday, January 11, 2014

Begum--London Zoo 1872

An original black and white in-text wood engraving by Ernest Griset portraying the female Sumatran rhinoceros named Begum being transferred from her "travelling den" to her cage at the London Zoo Begum has the distinction of holding the record for the longevity in captivity for a Sumatran rhino. She died in 1900.

"From my private collection of zoo engravings and woodcuts"

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