Something that eighteenth-century visitors did get to enjoy that we no longer do in the present age was the Tower's menagerie. The Royal Menagerie at the Tower had been there for centuries and had an array of amazing animals through its many monarchs such as elephants, leopards, lions, and even a polar bear. For the small price of 3 half-pence you could gain admission but if you didn't have that kind of money, a cat or dog would suffice. Why a cat or dog? Well, what else were the lions going to eat? Yikes; I surely wouldn't be there during feeding time, how traumatizing!
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