Story: Acclimatisation



This is Day’s Menagerie, at the St Giles Fair in Oxford, England, in 1895. These travelling shows featuring exotic animals were very popular with the British public in the mid- to late 1800s. It is easy to see why acclimatisation societies appeared in Britain and British colonies at this time.

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Carl Walrond, 'Acclimatisation - Improving upon nature', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008