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(1) Lions, Wild and Friendly: presenting the King of Beasts as a Companion and an Interesting Subject for Photography in his Natural Habitat; the Anecdotes of one who has reared Lions as a Hobby (2) Engato the Lion Cub

    Naturevolume 134pages755756 (1934) | Download Citation

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    (1)THE psychology of our pets is our constant 1 study, and the extent of our understand ing of the same represents the measure of the success we attain with them. Mammals, being more nearly related to ourselves, particularly attract us, most reacting well to patient endeavour. An occasional person is successful with birds, and now and again we have seen in the East even lizards and snakes made to show affection and go through primitive tricks. Castrated lions and tigers are sometimes seen in Eastern villages wandering about, quite harmless, so long as they are fed. Here we have Mr. and Mrs. Wells visiting the lions in their homes, stealing occasional cubs and rearing them in large enclosures on their veld-farm.

    (1) Lions, Wild and Friendly: presenting the King of Beasts as a Companion and an Interesting Subject for Photography in his Natural Habitat; the Anecdotes of one who has reared Lions as a Hobby.

    By Eric F. V. Wells. Pp. xi + 112 + 32 plates. (London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell and Co., Ltd., 1933.) 8s. 6d. net.

    (2) Engato the Lion Cub.

    By J. H. Driberg. Pp. 151 + 2 plates. (London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., 1933.) 3s. 6d. net.

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