Australian Troops in December 1914

Australian troops at the Mena Camp in Egypt in December, 1914. One soldier plays with a kangaroo. It was common for troops to take native animals with them when they went to war, and many of these animals were then left in the care of the Cairo Zoological Gardens.

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  1. […] pets and native animal mascots to the trenches was quite common in the First World War, including kangaroos, and Winnie the black bear who inspired […]

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