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e tyre, 13 pable of restraint, and consequently of being general color is a yellowish-white, or yellowishher educated to any extent. However, we are told brown and whitish, mixed with deep gray or

that the Greeks in the island of Cyprus trained blackish stripes. These colors though they apiced telt this animal to catch and devour serpents

, with pear at first sight confusedly blended together, als which that island was greatly infested. He has yet on a close inspection are found to be disCUTERE BO delicacy of scent, like the dog; he hunts only posed like the streaks on the skin of the tiger, dieses by the eye: neither does he properly pursue, but pointing from the back dowowards, rising from da to rather lies in wait, and attacks animals by sur a black list that runs from the head along the

prise ; and, after he has caught them, sports with middle of the back to the tail, while those on al tre and torments them a long time. The eye of the the sides are perpendicular or spiral. This Idd at differs greatly from that of most other ani- animal, with us, may be called the British tiger. uit de vos mals: the pupil being capable of a great degree It is the fiercest and most destructive beast we n lez bs of contraction and dilatation. It is narrow and have; making dreadful havoc among our poulmed oontracted like a line during the day, round and try, lambs, and kids. It inhabits the most mounepite mide in the dark. It is from this conformation tainous and woody parts of these islaods, living ater t the eye that the cat sees best in the night, mostly in trees, and feeding only by night. They y but which gives him a great advantage in discovering are taken either in traps or by shooting : in the ga= and seizing his prey. Cats have a natural an- latter case, it is very dangerous only to wound

bei spathy to cold and wetness. They likewise hate them, for they will attack the person who injured 1 bad smells; but they are fond of certain aro- them; and have strength enough to be no desbez romatics, and particularly of catmint, and vale- picable enemy. Wild cats were formerly reckin tutan. Cats iake about eighteen months be- oned among the beasts of chase, as appears by ki z fore they come to full growth; but they are ca- the charter of Richard II. to the abbot of Peter

pable of propagation in twelve months, and borough, giving him leave to hunt the hare, fox, it harrain this faculty all their life, which generally and wild cat. The fur was used for the lining Febsteads to nine or ten years. They eat slowly, of robes; but it was esteemed not of the most

and are peculiarly fond of fish. They drink luxurious kind; for it was ordained,' that no e Frequently; their sleep is light. They walk abbess or nun should use more costly apparel da softly

, and without making any noise. As their than such as is made of lambs' or cats' skins.' bar is always dry, it easily gives out an electrical This animal is now become very scarce in Brihre, which becomes visible when rubbed in the tain; one was killed some years ago in Cumberdark. Their eyes sparkle in the dark land, and another in Warwickshire. They are like diarnonds. The cat, when pleased, purrs, more frequently found in the North of Scotland, and tnotes its tail: when angry, it spits, hisses, and are still common in the Hebrides. This and strikes with its foot. It washes its face with species is the stock or origin of the domestic its fore paws before rain, and stretches itself, &c., cat in all its varieties. It inhabits the woods of at the approach of a storm. These peculiaritieś most parts of Europe, but is not found in the are probably owing to its abounding with the vast woods of Russia or Siberia. It dwells slicine Huid. It always lights on its feet, and with the common lynx in all the wooded parts s proverbially tenacious of life. Our ancestors of the mountains of Caucasus and their neighTeem to have had a high sense of the utility of bourhood; and is most destructive to lambs, Liis animal. Hoel Dda, or Howel the Good, kids, fawns, and all sorts of feathered game. amou; his laws relating to the prices, &c., of F. concolor, the puma,


couguar of Buffon, aumals, includes that of the cat; and describes has a very small head, ears a little pointed, and De qualities it ought to have. The price of a eyes large. According to some zoologists, the kten before it could see was to be a penny; till back, neck, rump, and sides, are of a pale brownI caught a mouse, two-pence; when it com ish red, mixed with dusky hairs; the breast, Denced mouser, four-pence. It was required beliy, and inside of the legs, cinereous : but Des des, that it should be perfect in its senses of Gmelin and Kerr say, “ the fur is of a uniform bearing and seeing, be a good mouser, have the lively red color, tinged with black, having no clawy whole, and be a good nurse; but if it spots. The tail is dusky and ferruginous, the failed in any of these qualities, the seller was tip black; and the teeth are of a vast size. It is o forfeit to the buyer the third part of its value. as big as a large wolf, being long bodied, and 11 any one stole or killed the cat that guarded high on its legs; the length from nose to tail the prince's granary, he was to forfeit å milch five feet three inches; that of the tail two feet ere, its fleece, and lamb; or as much wheat as, eight. This anima) inhabits the continent of shen poured on the cat suspended by its tail, America, from Canada to Brasil: in South the head touching the floor, would form a heap America it is called Puma, and by Europeans is pagit enough to cover the tip of the former.-- mistaken for the lion. It is the scourge of the liges Wallica, p. 247, 248.

colonies of the hotter parts of America, being F.catus ferus, the wild cat, is three or four fierce and ravenous in the highest degree. It times as large as the house cat; the head larger, swims over the broad rivers; attacks the cattle and the face flatter. The teeth and claws are in the very enclosures; and, when pressed with remendous : its muscles very strong, as being hunger, spares not even mankind! In North harmed for rapine : the tail is long and very America their fury seems to be subdued by the thick, marked' with alternate bars of black or rigor of the climate ; and the smallest cur, in stown

, and white, the end always black; the company with its master, makes them seek' for hips and hind part of the lower joints of the leg security, by running up trees. When they lie are black; the far is very soft and fine. The in wait for the moose, or other deer, they lie

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close on the branch of some tree till the animal are not agreed as to the ordinary period of life he de o passes beneath, when they drop down upon and in this animal which is variously stated. Bufon soon destroy them. They also make wolves concludes that it ought to be about twenty-ite

In the Museum of the Royal So- years, or seven times the space of three or four ciety there is the skin of one which was killed years, as it has been asserted of the lion that he rich just as it had pulled down a wolf. When it has acquires maturity in three or four


after his satisfied itself with eating, it carefully conceals the birth. It is, however, ascertained, that in some rest of the carcase, covering it with leaves; if any instances, the lion lives much beyond that time. other touches the relics, it never comes near The great lion called Pompey, which died in them again. It sometimes purrs like a cat, and the Tower, is recorded to have lived in captivity and at other times makes a great howling. The fur above seventy years; and one brought from the is soft, and of some value among the Indians, river Gambia died there a few years since at the who cover themselves with it during winter; and age of sixty-three. In warm countries

, quadriwho also eat the flesh, which is said to be good peds in general are larger and stronger and as white as veal.

the cold or temperate climates. They are like F. jubata, the hunting leopard, or Guepard of wise more fierce and hardy; all their natura) Buffon, is of the size of a large greyhound, of a qualities seem to correspond with the ardor d long make, with a narrow chest and long legs. the climate. The liops nourished under the The color of the body is a light tawny-brown, scorching sun of Africa or the Indies, are the marked with numbers of small round black most strong, fierce, and terrible. Those of spots; the neck is shaggy, having a mane four mount Atlas, whose top is sometimes covered or five inches long; the hair on the belly is of with snow, are neither so strong nor so ferocious the same length, and the tail is longer than the as those of Biledulgerid or Zaara, whose plains. body. It inhabits India; where it is tamed, are covered with burning sand. It is in these and trained for the chase of antelopes. For hot and barren deserts, that the lion is the dread this purpose it is carried in a small kind of of travellers, and the scourge of the neighbourwaggon, chained and hoodwinked, till it ap ing provinces. But the species is not very ouproaches the herd; when first unchained, it does merous, and they even appear to diminish daily

, not immediately make its attempt, but winds The Romans brought many more lions out of along the ground, stopping and concealing itself Libya for their public shows in one year,

than till it gets a proper advantage, and then darts on are now to be found in the whole country. la the animals with surprising swiftness. It over- short, in those countries which lidus chieily intakes them by the rapidity of its bounds, but if habit, their numbers were infinitely greater in it does not succeed in its first efforts, consisting former times than they are at present

. It is of five or six amazing leaps, it misses its prey : scarcely to be conceived how, otherwise, the losing its breath, and finding itself unequal in Romans were able to procure the prodigious speed, it stands still, gives up the point for that number of these animals, which, from time to time, and returns to its master. This species is time, they exhibited in their public shows. called in India, Chittah, It is used for the

Pliny has supplied us with details on this subtaking of jackals, as well as other animals.

ject, which almost surpass belief. 'Quintes F. leo, the lion. The largest lions are from Scævola,' he says, ' was the first who exhibited eight to nine feet in length, and from four to six many of them at once, in the circus, during the feet high; those of a smaller size are generally time he was ædile. Sylla, in his prætorship, about five feet and a half long, and about three had 100 lions, all males, to fight at the same and a half high. The head is very thick, and time.—Pompey afterwards 600 (of which 358 the face is beset on all sides with long bushy were males), and Cæsar 400. Seneca, it is true, yellowish hair; this shaggy hair extends from informs us, that those of Sylla had been sent to the top of the head to below the shoulders; the him by Bocchus, king of Mauritania; but

, a belly and breast are likewise covered with long this day, the princes of that country consider hair. The rest of the body is covered with very one or two of these animals as a grand present

. short hair, excepting a bush at the point of the The same abundance continued, during some tail. The cars are roundish, and almost entirely time, under the emperors; but, in the second concealed under the hair of his front. The tail age, it appears to have begun to diminish, since is long and very strong; the legs are thick and Eutropius then considered the appearance of fleshy; and the feet are short: the claws are 100 lions, in the triunph of Marcus Aurelius, about an inch and a quarter long, of a whitish as an exhibition of great magnificence. The color, very crooked, and can be extended or lions in Persia and the Indies are also said to retracted into the membranous sheath at plea- be less numerous than formerly. As this for sure: their points are seldom blunted, as they midable and courageous animal makes a prey are never extended but when he seizes his prey. of most other animals, and is himself a prey to The female, or lioness, has no mane about her none, this diminution in the number of the head or shoulders ; in her we see distinctly the species can be owing to nothing but an increase whole face, head, ears, neck, shoulders, breast, in the number of mankind; for the strength &c.; all these parts being in some measure con this king of beasts is not a 'match for the deste cealed under the long hair of the male, give a rity and address of a negro or Hottentot

, who female a very different appearance; besides, she will often dare to attack him face to face, and is considerably less than the male. The hair of with very slight weapons. The ingenuity of both male and female is of a yellowish color, mankind 'augments with their number; that of and whitish on the sides and belly. Naturalists other avinnals continues always the same. This


superiority in the numbers and industry of his head from his body. The terror and conmankind, at the same time that it has broken sternation of the gentleman may be easily con

the vigor of the lion, seems likewise to have ceived; he flew out of the room, obtained ere enervated his courage. In the vast deserts of assistance, and secured the animal. For his der: Zara; in those which separate the negroes and ordinary subsistence, the lion requires about et Moors

, between Senegal and the boundaries of fifteen pounds of raw flesh each day. Site Mauritania; in those uninhabited regions above The body of the lion appears to be the best 10 the country of the Hottentots; and, in general, model of strength joined with agility. The 1976. - in all the meridional parts of Africa and Asia, force of his muscles is expressed by his prodibere where mankind have disdained to dwell, lions gious leaps and bounds, often twenty feet at 10e still as numerous and as ferocious as ever. once; by the brisk motion of his tail, a single

der Accustomed to measure their strength by that of sweep of which is sufficient to throw a man to niin all other animals which they encounter the the ground; by the ease with which he moves 2 habit of conquering renders them haughty and the skin of his face, and particularly of his foretake intrepid. Having never experienced the strength head; and by the faculty of erecting and agitaR; L. of man, or the power of his arms, instead of ting the hair of his mane when irritated. Lions

de discovering any signs of fear, they disdain and are very ardent in their amours; when the feorto set him at defiance. Wounds irritate, but do male is in season, she is often followed by eight its i not terrify them: they are not even disconcerted or ten males, who roar incessantly, and enter tant at the sight of numbers. A single lion of the into furious engagements, till one of them com

desert has been known to attack a whole cara- pletely overcomes the rest, takes peaceable pos

man; and if, after a violent and obstinate engage- session of the female, and carries her off to some Luz Dent, he finds himself weakened, he retreats secret recess. The length of time the lioness

fighting, always keeping his face to the enemy. goes with young is variously stated by different be On the other hand, the lions which live near the writers; Ælian says two months, Philostratus exi villages or huts of the Indians or Africans, six; among the moderns the period of gestation

being acquainted with man and the force of his is said to be five months; but it has been clearly iarios, are so dastardly as to fly and leave their ascertained by La Cepéde, that the lioness goes mu prey at the sight of women or children. A lion with young 108 days, or rather more than three

young, and brought up among domestic months and a half. A lion and lioness of about bacimals

, will easily be accustomed to his master the same age having arrived from Northern or keeper, and refrain from injuring them. Africa, at the menagerie of Paris, they were When led into captivity, he will discover symp- permitted to couple, which they did, five times in toons of uneasiness, without anger or peevish- the same day. The first time the lioness was with Des; on the contrary, his natural temper softens, young, she miscarried at the end of about two ke obeys his master, caresses the hand that gives months, bringing forth two fetuses. The second hita food, and sometimes gives life to such ani- time she produced, at the end of about 108 days, mals as are thrown to him alive for prey; by three young ones. One of these, about five this act of generosity he seems to consider him- hours after it came into the world, had the folsell as for ever bound to protect them : he lives lowing measurements :peaceably with them; allows them a part, and Eighteen inches and a half from the fore part sometimes the whole, of his food; and will of the forehead to the origin of the tail ; four rather submit to the pangs of hunger, than de- inches and a quarter from the muzzle to the ocstroy the fruit of his beneficence. Ælian, ciput; three inches and a quarter from one ear quoting Eudemus, speaks of the affection en to the other; four inches and three quarters from tertained by a lion for a dog. He informs us, the elbow to the end of the-toes of the fore feet; thu a lion, a dog, and a bear, lived together in three inches and three quarters from the knee 10 the maost intimate friendship. The attachment the heel; three inches and a half from the heel between the two first was most tender. The to the extremity of the toes of the bind feet; six dog

, in one of bis frolics, haviug by accident inches and a quarter from the origin of the tail burten the bear, the natural ferocity of that animal to its extremity. fetumed, and he tore the offender to pieces, but

These little animals were, at first, entirely the irritated lion revenged the death of his com- destitute of hair; and we are informed that the panion, by immediately destroying the bear. long hair or mane on the neck and round the Bat as his passions are impetuous and vehement, face of one of the males, which survived the 2. is not to be expected, that the impressions of rest, did not begin to appear till he had attained education will at all times be sufficient to balance the age of nearly three years and a half; and them; for this reason it is dangerous to let him that, from that time, this has been continually insuffer hunger long, or to vex him by ill-timed creasing in quantity. He had no tuft at the end tezeiungs; bad treatment not only irritates him, of his tail till about the same period. The hair that be remembers it long, and meditates revenge. of all the young animals of this litter was at Latat informs us of a gentleman, who kept a first woolly, and not of the same color as that of liom in his chamber, and employed a servant to their parents, but a mixed gray and red, marked attend it, and who as usual mixed his caresses by a great number of narrow brown stripes. with blows. One morning the gentleman was These were very distinct at the middle of the ipakened by an unusual noise in his room, and back, and towards the origin of the tail; and drawing his curtains aside, he perceived the they were disposed transversely on each side ot liven growling over the body of the unhappy a longitudinal stripe, of the same color, that exthat, whom it had just killed, and had separated tended from the back of the head to the end of

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the tail. When the mother was again with came from out of the earth; at the same time, after usted to young, the three animals of the former litter be listening with the greatest attention, I could B 2DX came very mischievous. One of these, when exactly hear from what quarter it came. The par about three months old, was driven, against his sound of the lion's voice does not bear the leagura inclination, into the garden of the museum, when resemblance to thunder, as M. de Buffon, tomata he made a spring at the keeper, Felix Cassel, ix. p. 22, from the voyage of Bouillage le Goos, atende and seized his arm with so much violence as to affirms it does. In fact, it appeared to me to this

, lai tear the sleeve of his coat. We are not able be neither peculiarly piercing por tremendous; les peces ! any further to describe the development of yet, from its slow prolonged note, joined with a com character in the above-mentioned three animals, nocturnal darkness, and the terrible idea one is eru: since two of them have fallen victims to the first apt to form to one's self of this animal, it made chita effects of dentition, an operation very dangerous me shudder, even in such places as I had a estar to most animals that are produced in captivity. opportunity of hearing it in with more satisface The lion that bit the keeper was one of those tion, and without having the least occasion for stational that died.

fear. But when he is irritated bis cry is shorter, 1 mand All the passions of the lion, the soft passion repeated more suddenly, and is still more terribile of love not excepted, are excessive; the love than the roaring; he beats his sides with big size of offspring is extreme: the lioness is naturally tail, stamps with his feet, erects and agitates the printers weaker, less bold, and more gentle than the lion; hair of his head and mane, moves the skin

daha but she becomes perfectly ferocious and terrible his face, shows his angry teeth, and lolls out his when she has young. She then regards no dan- tongue. The gait of the lion is stately, grave, a boss ger; she attacks indifferently men and animals, and slow, though always in an oblique direction et kills them and carries them to her young ones, His movements are not equal or measured, but it doet whom she thus early instructs to suck their blood consist of leaps and bounds; which prevent and tear their flesh. She generally brings forth from stopping suddenly, and make him often inte in the most secret and inaccessible places; and, over-leap his mark. When he leaps upon

made to deprive her of her young, she becomes place where he lay in ambush, slowly, and step at

his when afraid of a discovery, she endeavours to prey, he makes a bound of twelve or fiften conceal the traces of her feet, by returning fre- feet, falls above it, seizes it with his fore feet

, tears ago quently on her steps, or rather by effacing them the flesh with his claws, and then devours it with with her tail; and, when the danger is great, his teeth. If he chances to miss his leap, te she carries off her young, and conceals them will not follow his prey any farther; but, as if elsewhere. But, when an actual attempt is he were ashamed, turning round towards the perfectly furious, and defends them till she be by step, as it were, measures the exact length torn in pieces. The lion seldom goes abroad in between the two points, in order to find how the day; but sallies forth in the evening and much too short of, or beyond, the mark, he had night in quest of prey. He is afraid of fire, and taken his leap. One would suppose that the seldom or never approaches the artificial fires roaring of the lion would prove serviceable to made by the shepherds for the protection of the other animals, by warning them to betake their flocks; he does not trace animals by the themselves to flight; but as, when he roars, be scent, but is obliged to trust to his eye. Many puts his mouth to the ground, so that the sound historians have even represented him as incapa- is diffused equally all over the place, without ble of finding out his prey; alleging that he is its being possible to hear from what quarter et obliged to the jackal, an animal of exquisite comes, the animals are intimidated to such a de scent, to provide for him, and that this animal gree, as to fly about backwards and forwards in either accompanies or goes before him for this the dark to every side ; in consequence of which, purpose. The jackal, perhaps, sometimes fol- they often run on to the very spot from whence lows the lion, but it is to pick up what he leaves the sound proceeds, and which they meant most behind, not to provide for him. The lion, when to avoid. "Dr. Sparrman, in his account of the hungry, will attack any animal that presents lion, detracts considerably from the character of itself; but he is so formidable, that all endeavour courage and generosity generally ascribed to that to avoid his rencounter; this circumstance often animal; and relates several anecdotes in proof obliges him to conceal himself, and lie in wait of his opinion. 'A yeoman,' says Dr. Spatrman

, till some animal chances to pass. He lies squat a man of veracity, related to me an adventure on his belly in a thicket; from which he springs he had in these words: one day walking ofer with such force and velocity, that he mostly his lands with his loaded gun, he unexpectedly seizes them at the first bound. He endures met with a lion. Being an excellent shot, be hunger longer than thirst; he seldom passes thought himself pretty certain, in the position water without drinking, which he does by lap- he was in, of killing it; he therefore fired his ping like a dog. In burning deserts, where piece. Unfortunately he did not recollect that rivers and fountains are denied, they live in a the charge had been in it for some time, and perpetual fever, a sort of madness fatal to every consequently was damp, so that his piece hang animal they meet with. • The roaring of the fire, and the ball, falling short, entered the lion, says Dr. Sparrman,' consists in a hoarse ground close to the lion," In consequence of inarticulate sound, which at the same time seems this he was seized with a panic, and took directin to have hollowness in it, something like that to his feet; but being soon out of breath, and proceeding from a speaking trumpet. The sound closely pursued by the lion, he jumped upon is between that of a German u and an o, being little heap of stones, and there made a stand, drawn to a great length, and appearing as if it presenting the butt-end of his gun to his adrer

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him to determine whether this position and whose veracity I can place some confidence, gave luce does the manner of his intimidated the lion or not; it me the following account. Being a hunting near ler, alt bad, however, such an effect upon the creature, Boshies-man River with several Hottentots, they raze de that it likewise made a stand, and, what was perceived a lion dragging a buffalo from the et, i sail more singular, laid itself down at the dis- plain to a neighbouring woody hill. They, piering is dance of a few paces from the heap of stones, however, soon forced it to quit its prey, in order lonel sa seemingly quite unconcerned. The sportsman to make a prize of it themselves; and found debe in the mean while did not dare to stir a step that this wild beast had had the sagacity to take f of the cz from the spot; besides, in his flight, he had the out the buffalo's large and unwieldly entrails, such per misfortune to lose his powder-horn. At length, to be able the easier to make off with the fleshy

Efter waiting a good half hour, the lion rose up, and more eatable part of the carcase. The 3 tte and at first went very slowly, and step by step, lion's strength, however, is said not to be suffiTizedik w if he had a mind to steal off, but as soon as it cient alone to get the better of so large and strong 2010. got to a greater distance it began to bound away an animal as the buffalo; but, to make it his prey,

this fierce creature is obliged to have recourse both An elderly Hottentot,' says the same writer, to agility and stratagem; insomuch that, stealing ang si in the service of a Christian, near the upper on the buffalo, it fastens with both its paws upon tertha. pert of Sunday River, on the Cambdebo side, the nostrils and mouth of the beast, and keeps Icoane perceived a lion following him at a great disé squeezing them close together, till at length the Dane tance for two hours together. Thence he natu creature is strangled, wearied out, and dies. pelare tilly concluded, that the lion only waited for Buffaloes which had escaped from the clutches into the approach of darkness in order to make bim of lions, bore the marks of the claws of these


and in the mean time could not expect animals about their mouths and noses. The lion a be in my other than to serve for this fierce aniinal's itself, however, risked its life in such attempts, of to sopper

, inasmuch as he had no other weapon of especially if any other buffalo were at hand to defence than a stick, and knew that he could rescue that which was attacked. A traveller

get home before it was dark. But as he was once had an opportunity of seeing a female well acquainted with the nature of the lion, and buffalo with her caif, defended by a river at her the manner of its seizing upon its prey, and at back, keep for a long time at bay five lions, the

e same time had leisure between whiles to ru- which had partly surrounded her, but did not minate on the ways and means in which it was dare to attack her. I have been informed, from most likely that his existence would be put an very good authority, that on a plain to the east end to, he at length hit upon a method of saving of Kromme River, a lion had been gored and his life

. For this purpose, instead of making trampled to death by a herd of cattle, having, the best of his way home, he looked out for å urged probably by hunger, ventured to attack küpkrans (so they generally call a rocky place, them in broad day light. This the reader will, level and plain at the top, and having a perpen- perhaps, not so much wonder at, when he is in dicular precipice on one side of it), and sitting formed, that in the day time, and upon an open down on the edge of one of these precipices, plain, twelve or sixteen dogs will easily get the be found, to his great joy, that the lion like better of a large lion. Some other important prise made a balt, and kept the same distance as particulars, such as the hunting, &c., of the before. As soon as it grew dark, the Hottentot, lion, together with some account of the late comriding a little forwards, let himself down below bats of the_lions and bull dogs, we shall give

apper edge of the precipice upon some pro- under the English name of this animal. See jecting part of cleft of the rock, where he could Lion. just keep himself from falling. But, in order to F. leopardus, the leopard, differs from the theat the lion still more, he set his hat and cloak panther and the ounce, in the beauty of his the stick, making with it, at the same time, a color, which is a lively yellow, with smaller grote motion, just over his head, and a little spots than those of the two latter, and disposed way from the edge of the mountain. This crafty in groups. He is larger than the ounce, and supedient had the desired success. He did not less than the panther, being about four feet long, stay long in this situation before the lion came and the tail from two to two feet and a half. Creeping softly towards him like a cat, and, mis- He inhabits Senegal and Guinea, and, when taking the skin cloak for the Hottentot himself, beasts of chase fail, descends from the internal took his leap with such exactness and precision, parts of Africa among the numerous herds that * to fall headlong down the precipice directly cover the rich meadows of the lower Guinea. Close to the soare which had been set up for It tears its prey to pieces with both claws and

teeth ; but is always thin, though perpetually The strength of the lion is very great. We devouring. The panther is its enemy, and dem de la formed by Dr. Sparrman, that this animal stroys numbers of them. The negresses make mas once seen at the Cape to take a heifer in collars of their teeth, and attribute to them certas mouth, and though the legs of the latter tain virtues. The negroes take these animals in Brazzed on the ground, yet seemed to carry her pit-falls, covered at the top with slight hurdles, off with the same ease as a cat does a rat. It on which is placed some flesh as a bait. They likewise leaped over a broad dike with her with make a banquet of their flesh, which is said to til the least difficulty. A buffalo perhaps would be as white as veal, and very well tasted. Leobe too cumbersome for this beast of prey, not- pards' skins are often brought to Europe, and


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