Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

Chanticleer and Partlet

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

Chanticleer and Partlet

Scene from the story, "The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet."

A cheetah and an ocelot.

Cheetah and Ocelot

A cheetah and an ocelot.

There are several species of civet that live in Africa and Asia. All civets have scent-producing glands in a pouch near the genitals. This scent is marketed as a base for perfumes.

Civet

There are several species of civet that live in Africa and Asia. All civets have scent-producing glands…

A large concolorous feline carnivorous quadruped peculiar to America.

Cougar

A large concolorous feline carnivorous quadruped peculiar to America.

"Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well."

Ding, Dong, Bell

"Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well."

"Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well."

Ding, Dong, Bell

"Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well."

An illustration of a cat and dog dressed in clothes and walking with an umbrella.

Dog & Cat Dressed with Umbrella

An illustration of a cat and dog dressed in clothes and walking with an umbrella.

Fleet and Mrs. Muffet in "The Open Gate."

Fleet and Mrs. Muffet

Fleet and Mrs. Muffet in "The Open Gate."

Scene from "Pinocchio."

Fox and Cat

Scene from "Pinocchio."

A variety or subspecies of common fox, having a longitudinal dark dorsal area decussating with a dark area across the shoulders.

Cross Fox

A variety or subspecies of common fox, having a longitudinal dark dorsal area decussating with a dark…

A girl with a cat, chicken, dog, a toy cow, and a toy lion.

Girl and Animals

A girl with a cat, chicken, dog, a toy cow, and a toy lion.

An illustration of a girl playing with a cat on top of a table and kittens playing underneath.

Girl Playing with a Cat on Table

An illustration of a girl playing with a cat on top of a table and kittens playing underneath.

An illustration of a young girl sitting on a bench next to a cat and reading a book upside down.

Girl Sitting on Bench Reading Book with Cat

An illustration of a young girl sitting on a bench next to a cat and reading a book upside down.

An illustration of two girls playing with a black cat.

Two Girls Playing with Cat

An illustration of two girls playing with a black cat.

Scene from the story, "The Animals and the Mirror."

Goat and Mirror

Scene from the story, "The Animals and the Mirror."

<p>A black kitty sitting on a grave stone.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Grim Kitty

A black kitty sitting on a grave stone.

Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II

The Little Red Hen enjoys the bread she made. The cat, dog, and rat do not get any because they did not help make the bread.

Hen Eating Bread

The Little Red Hen enjoys the bread she made. The cat, dog, and rat do not get any because they did…

An illustration of a hen raking the barnyard while  a goose, cat, two dogs, and a hen watch.

Hen Raking Barnyard with Animals Watching

An illustration of a hen raking the barnyard while a goose, cat, two dogs, and a hen watch.

This is the Cat, that killed the Rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.

House the Jack Built—Cat

This is the Cat, that killed the Rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.

A stripped hyena standing.

Stripped Hyena

A stripped hyena standing.

The jaguar can spend a great deal of time in trees, but are known to also hunt fish. They range from S.W. US to Argentina.

Jaguar

The jaguar can spend a great deal of time in trees, but are known to also hunt fish. They range from…

The jaguar can spend a great deal of time in trees, but are known to also hunt fish. They range from S.W. US to Argentina.

Jaguar

The jaguar can spend a great deal of time in trees, but are known to also hunt fish. They range from…

The third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion.

Jaguar

The third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion.

A frame of a woman and a cat.

Lady and Cat

A frame of a woman and a cat.

A cartoon of a large man running from a desk, with a chair falling over in front of him and a cat running next to him.

Large Man Running from Desk

A cartoon of a large man running from a desk, with a chair falling over in front of him and a cat running…

The leopard has the power of climbing trees. This is what neither the lion nor the tiger is able to perform.

Leopard

The leopard has the power of climbing trees. This is what neither the lion nor the tiger is able to…

"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…

A family of leopards.

Leopards

A family of leopards.

A lion when fully grown is nearly eleven feet long from nose to tip of tail and about four feet in height, (Wood, 1896).

Lion

A lion when fully grown is nearly eleven feet long from nose to tip of tail and about four feet in height,…

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.

The lion is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the Genus <em>Panthera</em>. The lion is the second largest cat, after the tiger. The male lion, easily recognized by his mane, weighs between 330-500 lbs. In the wild, lions live for around 10-14 years, while in captivity they can live for 20 years. While once found throughout much of Africa, Asia and Europe, it is presently encountered in the wild only in Africa and in India.

Lion

The lion is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the Genus Panthera.…

An illustration of a lion.

Lion

An illustration of a lion.

A family of lions.

Lions

A family of lions.

The lynx is a timid animal of the cat family that lives primarily on small mammals and birds. It can climb and swim with ease. It has long fur, short tail and ears tipped with a few long hairs.

Lynx

The lynx is a timid animal of the cat family that lives primarily on small mammals and birds. It can…

"<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 is remarkable for its gait, going by successive leaps with the back arched. Its diet consists primarily of the snowshoe hare.

Canada Lynx

The Canada lynx is remarkable for its gait, going by successive leaps with the back arched. Its diet…

A type of weasel. Partially web footed, with soft, thick fur like an otter.

Mampalon

A type of weasel. Partially web footed, with soft, thick fur like an otter.

An illustration of the cover of a poster calendar from 1897 with a man smoking a pipe and painting.

Man Painting

An illustration of the cover of a poster calendar from 1897 with a man smoking a pipe and painting.

An illustration of an elderly man with a cat walking towards a dilapidated house.

Elderly Man Walking with Cat Towards a House

An illustration of an elderly man with a cat walking towards a dilapidated house.

A kind of weasel in South Africa.

African Meerkat

A kind of weasel in South Africa.

A monkey playing with a cat

Monkey and Cat

A monkey playing with a cat

Scene from "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils."

Nils

Scene from "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils."

Scene from "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils."

Nils

Scene from "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils."

Ocelot, a leopard-like cat originally from the tropics. It is an agile climber.

Ocelot

Ocelot, a leopard-like cat originally from the tropics. It is an agile climber.

"The cat began to kill the rat."

Old Woman and Pig

"The cat began to kill the rat."

Scene from "Pinocchio."

Pinocchio

Scene from "Pinocchio."

A premolar tooth of a cat.

Premolar of a Cat

A premolar tooth of a cat.

A genus of animal that contains the cougar and jaguarundi.

Puma

A genus of animal that contains the cougar and jaguarundi.

A child sitting on a barrel, listening to advice from a rat.

Rat Advice

A child sitting on a barrel, listening to advice from a rat.

Bruin the bear, Tibert the cat, and Ereswine the wolf tend to Isegrim after being beaten in the fight with Reynard.

Reynard the Fox: Helping Isegrim

Bruin the bear, Tibert the cat, and Ereswine the wolf tend to Isegrim after being beaten in the fight…

King Noble's court taking Reynard the Fox to be punished for the tricks he played on all the animals.

Reynard the Fox: Reynard's Sentence

King Noble's court taking Reynard the Fox to be punished for the tricks he played on all the animals.

Reynard the Fox at King Noble's court again, telling his side of the story to Lion and the other animals.

Reynard the Fox: Reynard's Story

Reynard the Fox at King Noble's court again, telling his side of the story to Lion and the other animals.

Reynard the Fox faces Lion, the King and his Queen in a court of animals, all testifying against him because of his many acts of deceit.

Reynard the Fox: The Court of King Noble

Reynard the Fox faces Lion, the King and his Queen in a court of animals, all testifying against him…