MANCHESTER ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN COMPANY - The above company have received from Mrs Repley [sic], of Abercromby Square, Liverpool, a present of a fine male leopard. The animal is very playful, and so tame that strangers may handle it with impugnity.
Mrs Julia Ripley lived at 21 Abercromby Square between about 1827 and 1862. Rumours that the leopard was co-resident are as yet unstubstantiated.
Though not as impossible as you might think!