"The Caracal, or Siyah Ghush, <em> F. Caracal</em>, is supposed by some to be the lynx of the ancients. It is somewhat larger than the fox, the upper surface of the body being a uniform deep brown; the ears long, upright, and tapering to a fine point, surmounted by a pencil of long black hairs." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Caracal

"The Caracal, or Siyah Ghush, F. Caracal, is supposed by some to be the lynx of the ancients.…

"<em>F. Caffra</em> , is about two feet long; its tail is long and bushy; its ground-color and of a grayish brown zebraed with black. It is extremely elegant in its form and in its markings. It is found in Caffraria and parts of Southern Africa." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Caffre Cat

"F. Caffra , is about two feet long; its tail is long and bushy; its ground-color and of a…

"In size and shape it is between the leopard and the hound. The color is yellowish fawn above, ad nearly pure white beneath. It is covered on the upper parts with numerous black spots, from half an inch to an inch in diameter. A slight mane runs along the neck. The hair generally has a crispness, distinguished it from the softness pf that of the cat's.

Cheetah

"In size and shape it is between the leopard and the hound. The color is yellowish fawn above, ad nearly…

"Its length is four to five feet; the tail two feet; the height two feet; the ground-color of the body is yellow, marked with open black figures of a roundish form; in each of these there is one or more small black spots." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Jaguar

"Its length is four to five feet; the tail two feet; the height two feet; the ground-color of the body…

A giant Boa contrictor crushing a jaguar.

Boa Constricting a Jaguar

A giant Boa contrictor crushing a jaguar.

"The Leopard, <em>Felis leopardus</em>, is about half the size of the tiger, being two feet high and four long, and is distinguished alike for the elegance of its form, the grace of its movements, and the beauty of its skin. The latter is of a pale yellow color, marked with small tawny spots, united in circular or quadrangular groups, these groups bein arranged nearly in rows, and covering the whole body." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Leopard

"The Leopard, Felis leopardus, is about half the size of the tiger, being two feet high and…

Left-side view of a lion's head.

Lion

Left-side view of a lion's head.

Frontal viewed of a lion's head.

Lion

Frontal viewed of a lion's head.

Lion head viewed from the left.

Lion

Lion head viewed from the left.

A lion stealing upon his prey.

Lion

A lion stealing upon his prey.

A lion springing upon his prey.

Lion

A lion springing upon his prey.

A hunter shooting a lion.

Lion

A hunter shooting a lion.

A lion with his paw around a dog.

Lion

A lion with his paw around a dog.

"<em>F. lynx</em> , has long fur, of a dull reddish gray above, with oblong spots of reddish gray upon the sides, the spots on the limbs rounder and smaller; whitish below, mottled with black. Length about three feet. The species varies much. In winter, the fur is much longer than it is in the summer, and has a hoary apperance in the former season, owing to the long hair being tipped with grayish white." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Lynx

"F. lynx , has long fur, of a dull reddish gray above, with oblong spots of reddish gray upon…

"The Canada Lynx of the Indians, has a round, broad head, large eyes, strong teeth, ears acute and tipped with long hairs. The body is robust, the legs thick and clumsy, the toes strong and imbedded in fur. The fur has a wooly appearance, the under part bing very close and soft. The general color of the back is gray, with a rufous tinge; the sides are gray, the under surface dull white." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Canada Lynx

"The Canada Lynx of the Indians, has a round, broad head, large eyes, strong teeth, ears acute and tipped…

An ocelot climbing a tree.

Ocelot

An ocelot climbing a tree.

"<em>F. macrocelis.</em> It is four feet long, and one foot ten inches high; the color; whitish ashy gray, with dark irregular stripes and spots over the body; the limbs stout; the feet and claws robust and strong; tail long, large, and lanuginous. It is a native of Sumatra, and is a rather rare animal." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Riman-Dihan

"F. macrocelis. It is four feet long, and one foot ten inches high; the color; whitish ashy…