"Alfred" was a gorilla who lived (existed?) in the Bristol Zoo.
Memory is faulty but I am as sure as I can be that I saw Alfred when he was alive. He died in 1948 (possibly having had a heart attack when a low flying plane scared him), so I would have been four years old or younger if indeed I saw him in his ghastly cage.
I certainly saw "him" many times in later years, for the taxidermists worked on his dead body which has been on display in the Bristol Museum for all these years.
|Alfred alive, in his cage|
|Alfred in the Museum|