The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - 'Diary of a Tour in the Naga Hills, 1922-1923' by Henry Balfour

caption: Visit to Calcutta museum and zoo
medium: diaries
person: Annandale
date: 10.12.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sun. Dec. 10.
text: I spent most of the day in the Museum, but Annandale, Tipper and I went to the Zoo in the afternoon. The Zoo is very spacious & had several good exhibits, including Takin (2 for the London Zoo), Tahr & Markhor, Binturong, Panda, Nilgaie, Mithans, Huluks & Siamang, etc. On the big 'tank' are swarms of Indian Darters & Cormorants (wild), which nest on the islands. Mr J. van Manen dined with us in the evening.