Happy Friday everybody! This week I have a genuine mystery object to solve from the Dead Zoo:
This specimen has no location information and only a generic name associated with it – the only other information is that it was collected by Major St. Leger Moore. That might help. Or it might not. Let’s see what you manage to come up with!
Well, it looks like an antelope, to begin with. I guess it’s about drilling down to the species.
My, what a big nose he or she has.
Or do only hes have horns? I’m really not up on my ungulates.
Both sexes of some antelope have horns, but in some species it’s just the males.
Both male and female gazelles are horny…not that I’m saying it’s a gazelle – although there’d still be 20 species of gazelle to choose from (if you include the 3 in the (Asian) Procapra genus, which are only called ‘gazelles’).
We’re going on an 1870s INDIAN safari based on this GAZEttE🦌 (not my final answer – I haven’t even used the 3D Virtual Visit yet ☺️).
Major Richard St. Leger Moore (Irish) is in ‘Bailey’s Monthly Magazine of Sports and Pastimes’ (vol.48, 1888):
Apparently, Peter Bennettii was the chink in the armour of England’s 1970 World Cup defence. (I’m sticking to my first guess based on a certain “Major Dick” being based in India – click my name for the answer, if that works.)
(The name/website link doesn’t work – it just goes to my page, where I still have the bizarre placeholder posts and I am called ‘Lillie’ 😳😅)