Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
30 of July, 2013

"The maternal affection and infantile playfulness stand in pleasing contrast to the fierceness and cruelty possessed by this species in such superlative degree."

Description reminiscent of another species which is not at all endangered.

Illustration from Brehm’s Life of animals : a complete natural history for popular home instruction and for the use of schools. by Alfred Edmund Brehm ; copiously illustrated with wood cuts and color-plates by Fr. Specht … [et al] ; translated from the third German edition as edited by Prof. Dr. Pechuel-Loesche and William H Volume 1, Mammalia /

(Source: Flickr / biodivlibrary)

Posted 1 year ago
Tags:  #tiger  #illustration  #endangered  #iucn red list  #panthera tigris

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