North wrote that this elephant was ‘brought up with a goat and could not bear to see anyone touch his friend or even her two kids. He pawed the ground, threw up his trunk, and roared with rage till she was free again, then stroked her with his trunk’.
Where to see this painting?
Collection of the Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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