From earliest times, royalty has collected strange animals. Power, wealth, and privilege gave them the ability to acquire animals of great beauty, ferocity, or rarity.
|Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome ||Giraffe|
|Ramses II, pharaoh of Egypt ||Lion (Anta-M-Nekht)|
|Nero, emperor of Rome ||Tigress (Phoebe)|
|Charlemagne, emperor of France ||Elephant (Abul Abba)|
|Charles V, king of Spain ||Seals (7)|
|Louis IX, king of France ||Elephant & Porcupine|
|Henry III, king of England ||White bear & Elephant|
|Josephine, wife of Napoleon ||Orangutan|
Henry's elephant was the first ever in England.
Josephine's orangutan sat at her dinner table wearing a coat!