Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
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!