On the afternoon of the 15th, between 4 and 5pm, Joseph Kiddle was left alone in charge when a group of visitors arrived to see the animals. He showed them around but, to their disappointment, the lion was asleep in the farthest corner of its den.
The sightseers had paid money in order to see wild animals “being wild”, and so it fell to the hapless assistant keeper to oblige them. They ended up getting more than they bargained for.
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Bristol Mercury - Monday 19 February 1827
Western Daily Press - Wednesday 20 July 1932
The Combat Between the Lion Nero & the Dogs. Warwick : Sharpe, Printer 1825
Cornishman - Thursday 21 April 1932
Bristol Mercury - Saturday 16 July 1836
Birmingham Daily Gazette - Saturday 26 March 1932
West London Observer - Friday 22 April 1932
Secret Coventry By David McGory
Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 26 July 1902
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