It is no secret that Queen Elizabeth loves her corgis and horses, of which she has plenty. She has been gifted not just stallions but exotic birds and reptiles, and some of the world’s largest mammals, most of which she donates to ZSL London Zoo – the oldest scientific zoo in the world – Whipsnade Zoo and bird sanctuaries across the UK. View this post on Instagram Planning a trip to the Zoo? - Our car park is outside of the congestion charging zone ♂️ - We have two TfL Santander Cycle Hire docking stations plus a public bike shed - We're easily accessible on foot from many parts of London Have a read of our suggested routes and useful travel information here to plan your journey: zsl.org/lz-directions We hope to see you soon! #ZSLLondonZoo #London #LondonZoo #ThingsToDoInLondon #CycleInLondon #SaturdayMotivation #LondonAttractions A post shared by ZSL London Zoo (@zsllondonzoo) on Jul 11, 2020 at 4:30am PDT Here are some of the most exotic animals gifted to the queen over her 67-year-reign. The year 1961 was a bumper one for exotic gifts for the queen as she received two pygmy hippos from the president of Liberia and two young Nile crocodiles from the people of Berending, on Gambia River. Inside Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery box – which world leaders gave what bling? In 1968, while on a trip to Brazil, she was gifted two sloths and two jaguars she named Marques and Aizita. In 1972, the queen was given an African elephant named Jumbo, by the then-president of Cameroon. On his flight over to the UK, Jumbo’s in-flight meals consisted of bananas, avocados and sugar. The same year the government and people of the Seychelles gifted her majesty two Aldabra tortoises. These giant tortoises can live up to 250 years. Also gifted to the queen, from Brazilian Presicent Artur da Costa in 1976, were two giant anteaters and an armadillo. Could coronavirus usher in an era of ethical wildlife tourism? At the same time, he gave her an array of toucans including a pair of toco toucans, red-billed toucans and ariel toucans. During the queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, Australia gifted her six red kangaroos. In recent years, her animal gifts have been pretty much cows and horses, mainly given to her by the Canadians, although over the queen’s long reign she has received more than 14 mares and stallions, starting with a stallion from King Faisal of Iraq to commemorate her ascension to the throne in 1953. How many tiaras does Queen Elizabeth own – and who gets to wear them? In the same year she was given two polo ponies from President Peron of Argentina. The horses gifted to the queen over the years were used for riding or carriage driving according to Royal Collection Trust. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .