More Wild Animals In Africa


The Antelope has been placed by certain scientists under the genus of Goats, and again under Stags, as they have a certain affinity with both these animals. Sixty-nine species of Antelope are found in Africa, and they furnish great sport for the hunter. The meat is as tasteful as that of the Deer.


The Tiger is the largest and most dangerous of the Felidae, exceeding the Lion slightly in size, and far surpassing him in destructiveness. Although possessed of immense strength and ferocity, the Tiger rarely attacks armed men unless provoked, though often carrying off women and children, and having once tasted human flesh, become a confirmed man-eater. The natives destroy the Tiger by traps and poisoned arrows, but the sportsmen, seated on Elephants, shoot them. This sport is exciting, but dangerous.

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