Krao, the Darwin’s Missing Link (1876-1926)
Born in Laos and suffering from hypertrichosia, she was first exhibited in 1880 in Europe when she was six years old. During this time the Origin of Species theory was a hot topic, and Barney turned her into intermediate creature that might prove Darwin’s theories.
She was well-read and spoke several languages. She toured with Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey and died in 1926 at the age of forty-nine.