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A Bengal tiger.<br />
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A rare collection of hand-coloured slides showing some of the earliest images of animals at London Zoo have emerged almost 150 years later.<br />
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Among the fascinating pictures from 1870 are extinct animals like the quagga, a type of zebra of which only a handful of images exist.<br />
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Other famous animals pictures include Jumbo the elephant, which was later sold to 'Greatest Showman' P.T Barnham, and Obaysch the hippo which drew 10,000 visitors a day.<br />
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The 48 'Magic Lantern' slides will be sold by Penzance-based auctioneers David Lay with an estimate of £3,000.