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Pan paniscus
Common Name: bonobo
Date Made/Found: c. 08/12/1910
Associated with: Bostock's Jungle , 1910 - 1913
Donor: Frank Charles Bostock , 1866 - 1912
Taxidermist: A S Hutchinson & Co Taxidermy , c. 1877 - c. 1911
Dimensions: Size when on display: 670 x 320 x 340mm (26 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 13 3/8in.)
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: A1910.5
In 1910, Frank Bostock brought his Jungle show of exotic animals to Sheffield. He displayed live apes in a specially heated part of the Hawley Street Jungle, called Darwin Villa. This specimen of Bonobo was named Pat and became a local celebrity as attempts to raise him as a human were publicised in newspapers. His arms were shaved, so he would look more human when wearing clothes during tea parties. Sadly, like many of the exotic animals brought to Britain by menagerists like Bostock, Pat caught a chill in the cold Sheffield climate. He died at the beginning of December 1910.
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