How did the Romans Capture Animals for the Colosseum?

Polar bears from the Arctic. Tigers from India. Giraffes from the Serengeti. The Romans brought animals thousands of miles for the beast hunts and shows staged in the Colosseum. Find out how they did it in this video.

For much more on the Colosseum and the Roman games, check out my forthcoming book “Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, and War Elephants: Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Greeks and Romans,” available wherever books are sold online.

You can read a preview of the book on my website:…

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