Abraham Dee Bartlett (1812–1897) was offered the position of Superintendent of ZSL London Zoo in 1859. He became an authority on the care of wild animals and published papers in the ‘Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London’ and other journals. In 1872 he received the Silver Medal from the Zoological Society of London. Bartlett died in the zoo premises in 1897 after suffering from an illness. His son, Clarence, who had been Assistant Superintendent at the Zoo, took his position as Superintendent.
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