Royal pets: All the quirky animals the Queen owns – including a SLOTH

Royal pets: All the quirky animals the Queen owns – including a SLOTH

In 1957, the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society gifted her majesty with a cow called Beauchamp Oxford Lady.

The bovine joined the royal dairy herd at Windsor where it provided milk and cheese for the royal family.

In the 1960s, the Queen received a veritable menagerie of wild animals, including a pair of pygmy hippopotamus from the president of Liberia, which she donated to London Zoo.

Other animals given to Her Majesty include a sloth, a crocodile, an elephant, and at least two kangaroos.

Published at Thu, 14 May 2020 20:38:00 +0000