The tiger is, and apparently always has been, an essentially Asiatic animal
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Zoological sketches. The Wapiti Deer or American Elk of the New World.
A world of wonders, with anecdotes and opinions concerning popular superstitions by Albany Poyntz (Catherine Gore).
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There is not perhaps a more disgusting or a more savage animal than the wild Hog of Africa.
The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a big cat of south-eastern Asia. It looks remotely similar to a leopard. Zoology, Pictorial work.
This beautiful butterfly is called by Europeans in Ceylon by the various names of Floater, Spectre, and Silver-paper Fly, as indicative of its graceful flight.
SCENE IN SITSIKAMMA. Drawn & Engravd by Samuel Daniell. The Tsitsikamma National Park is a South African national park located in the Western Cape Province.
Wildebeest, also called the gnu. African scenery and animals by Samuel Daniell.
Thayendanegea, means “two sticks bound together”, denoting strength.
Nuku Hiva is an island of volcanic origin located in the Pacific Ocean. The original name of the island “Te Fenua Enata” means “The Earth of Men”.