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The Wild Animal Comes to America

The following newspaper editions contain articles or ads about wild animals on exhibition in colonial America: It is not necessarily complete. It is only a beginning. If you know of other editions e-mail us so we can add it to this list.

Boston Gazette, Sept. 26, 1720 (Lion)

Boston Gazette, July 3, 1721 (Lion)

Boston Gazette, Oct. 2, 9, & 23, 1721 (Camel)

Boston News-Letter, Dec. 22, 1726 (Lion)

New York Gazette, May 6, 1728 (Lion)

New York Gazette, Nov. 19, 1739 (Camel)

New York Gazette, April 16, 1733 (Polar Bear)

New York Gazette, July 21, 1791 (Lion)

New York Journal, April 13, 1796 (Elephant)

New York Argus, April 23, 1796 (Elephant)

York {PA) Gazette, June 10, 1796 (Camel)

Philadelphia Aurora, July 26, 1796 (Elephant)

Philadelphia Aurora, Aug. 12, 1796 (Elephant)

Minerva, Aug. 31, 1796 (Lion)

Boston Gazette, April 25, 1797 (Elephant)

Columbian Centinel, July 26, 1797 (Elephant)