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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Nicholas II => Topic started by: Romanov_Fan19 on March 21, 2016, 06:44:48 PM

Title: Exotic pets
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on March 21, 2016, 06:44:48 PM
did the Tsar  Have  Really   wild pets as he grew up ?
Title: Re: Exotic pets
Post by: TimM on April 02, 2016, 07:37:20 AM
Well, they did have cats and dogs.  Not sure about other animals though.
Title: Re: Exotic pets
Post by: Kalafrana on April 02, 2016, 08:56:57 AM
Nicholas's brother Georgi Alexandrovich did have a parrot, which did a mean imitation of their English tutor, Mr Heath.

Ann
Title: Re: Exotic pets
Post by: Machupicchu14 on April 03, 2016, 08:58:34 AM
Maybe it's because, it was strange for someone to have exotic pets at the time , but he did probably see exotic animals, didn't he?
Title: Re: Exotic pets
Post by: thebelgianhare on April 03, 2016, 01:19:22 PM
I believe the parrot was called Popka aka Popov which he usually kept in his bathing chamber.


There was the hybrid horse (or mule) zebra cross he inspected but I can't find the photograph to hand! ...and of course the famous lovely elephant