What exotic Animals did ancient Rome have, and how did they come by them?
Imagine going into battle and seeing an elephant for the first time? Yeah pretty scary right! A long tentacle hanging from its face and 2 huge spear like tusks staring right at you! You'd be running for the hills!
People in Roman times would have grown up not knowing certain animals, for example we grow up with colourful books knowing most animals from the age of 2. Back then they probably wouldn't see certain animals well into their 20's.