Brighton's Royal Pavilion explores history of exotic creatures
A new exhibition in Brighton is exploring how animals considered exotic by the Georgians and early Victorians were depicted, kept and presented.
Works on show at the Royal Pavilion include a painting of liger cubs given to King George IV, which will be on public display for the first time.
The cubs - a cross between a tiger and a lion - were born at Windsor in 1824.
The exhibition also tells the story of the first living giraffe in the UK, given to the king as a diplomatic gift.
The young female Nubian giraffe arrived in the UK in August 1827 after a long journey from Africa.
Two Egyptian cows were drafted in as wet nurses but she died less than two years later.
The Exotic Creatures exhibition in the Prince Regent Gallery runs until 28 February 2016.