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1987. FROST, JOHN. A Survey of Elephants in Captivity in the British Isles. Pb. 78 pp. + photographic plates.

1996. FROST, JOHN. A Survey of the Hippopotamus in Captivity in the British Isles. (TM)

1972. GRAY, ANNIE P. Mammalian Hybrids. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Slough. (TM)

1998. ROOKMAAKER, L. C. The Rhinoceros in Captivity. SPB Academic Publishing, The Hague. (TM)
Provides details of 2,349 rhinoceros kept in captivity from Roman times to 1994.

2008. SIMONS, JOHN. Middlesex University Press. Pb. 142 pp.
Any book with 'Wombat' in the title is surely worth a read, and this light-hearted account is a perfect read for the daily commute. Strictly speaking, not a zoo book, but it does include a great deal of information about animal-keeping in Victorian England, particularly the European fascination with antipodean fauna. It takes its title from the main story in the book, that of Top, a wombat who belonged to the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti for a few months in 1869. Wombats, it seemed, were all the rage back then. Napoleon had a pet wombat, as did the Duke of Edinburgh. Illustrated with drawings and etchings of the period.

2002. VAUGHAN, ROB. Elephants in Britain: An historical survey of elephants kept in captivity in Great Britain and Ireland. Pb. Spiral-bound. 83 numbered pages.

2005. WEIGL, RICHARD. Longevity of Mammals in Captivity; From the Living Collections of the World. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe 48.  214 pp.

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