The young hippopotamus Obayasch (1849-1878) in the Cairo garden of the British Consulate, awaiting transportation to the London Zoo. The consul, Mr. Murray, described the hippo as being as playful as a Newfoundland puppy. Joseph Wolf, the Zoological Society’s principal artist, painted the charming youngster from a sketch.
Illustration from Getreue Abbildungen Naturhistorischer Gegenstände by Johann Matthäus Bechstein (1795-1807).
Found at BibliOdyssey.