Clara's Grand Tour: Travels with a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-Century Europe

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Rhinoceroses were once considered extraordinary curiosities, the 'true unicorns' of the world. In 1741, Clara, a young rhino captured in Assam, was transported by ship to Holland where she would begin a Grand Tour of Europe to be displayed before ordinary people and the grandest of royal courts. A rhinoceros eats up to 70 kilos of vegetation a day - two and a half tons a month - and Clara developed an uncommon fondness for sweets, beer and tobacco. In an age before railways and modern roads, the 3-ton Clara had to travel in ...

Clara's Grand Tour: Travels with a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-Century Europe 2005, Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, NY

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