A Natural History for Young People: Our Animal Friends in Their Native Homes including mammals, birds and fishes
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A Natural History for Young People: Our Animal Friends in Their Native Homes including mammals, birds and fishes

By Phebe Westcott Humphreys
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Table of Contents
  • Our Animal Friends IN THEIR Native Homes
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • Our Animal Friends.
  • Quadrumana—The Four-Handed Mammals.
  • THE GORILLA—THE STRONGEST APE.
    • THE ORANG-OUTANG—THE WILD MAN OF THE WOODS.
    • THE CHIMPANZEE—THE MAN-LIKE APE.
  • THE BABOONS—THE DOG-HEADED MONKEYS.
    • THE MANDRILLS—THE BRILLIANT MONKEYS.
    • CURIOUS MONKEYS OF THE MACAQUES FAMILY.
    • THE WANDEROO.
    • THE BARBARY APE.
    • THE BONNET MACAQUES.
  • THE AMERICAN MONKEYS.
    • THE HOWLING MONKEYS.
    • THE SPIDER MONKEYS.
    • THE WEEPING MONKEYS.
  • THE LEMURS, OR FOX-HEADED MONKEYS.
  • Carnivora—Flesh-Eating Quadrupeds.
  • PLANTIGRADE CARNIVORA—THE BEAR FAMILY.
    • THE BROWN OR ALPINE BEAR.
    • THE COLLARED AND THE AMERICAN BEAR.
    • THE GRIZZLY, OR “FEROCIOUS BEAR.”
    • THE WHITE, OR POLAR BEAR.
    • THE LABIATED, OR SLOTH BEAR.
  • DIGITIGRADE CARNIVORA—THE HYENA FAMILY.
    • THE STRIPED HYENA.
    • THE SPOTTED HYENA.
    • THE HUNTING HYENAS.
  • THE CAT FAMILY.
    • WILD AND DOMESTIC CATS.
    • THE LION—THE KING OF BEASTS.
    • THE TIGER.
    • THE LEOPARD.
    • THE PANTHER.
    • THE JAGUAR.
    • THE PUMA OR COUGAR.
    • THE OCELOT.
    • THE LYNXES.
    • THE EUROPEAN LYNX.
    • THE CANADA LYNX.
    • THE CARACAL.
    • THE OUNCE AND SERVAL.
    • THE CHEETAH.
  • THE DOG FAMILY.
    • THE HYENA DOG.
    • THE DESTRUCTIVE WOLF.
    • THE JACKAL.
    • THE FOXES.
    • THE FENNEC FOX.
    • THE COMMON FOX.
  • THE WEASEL FAMILY.
    • THE ERMINE.
    • THE MARTENS.
    • THE OTTERS.
  • THE CIVET FAMILY.
    • THE MANGOUSTS.
    • THE GENETS.
  • AMPHIBIOUS CARNIVORA.
    • THE COMMON SEAL.
    • THE SEA-LIONS.
    • THE SEA-ELEPHANTS.
    • THE WALRUS OR MORSE.
  • CHIEROPTERA—ANIMALS WITH WINGED-HANDS.
    • THE LONG-EARED BATS.
    • THE LONG-NOSED BATS.
    • THE VAMPIRES.
  • INSECTIVORA—INSECT-EATERS.
    • THE SHREWS.
    • THE WATER-SHREWS.
    • THE ELEPHANT SHREW.
    • THE HEDGEHOGS.
  • EDENTATA—TOOTHLESS QUADRUPEDS.
  • THE SLOTH FAMILY.
    • THE ARMADILLOS.
    • THE ANT-EATERS.
    • THE PANGOLINS.
  • RODENTIA—GNAWING QUADRUPEDS.
    • THE BEAVERS.
  • THE PORCUPINE FAMILY.
    • COMMON PORCUPINES.
    • THE BRUSH-TAILED PORCUPINE.
    • THE CANADIAN PORCUPINE.
    • PREHENSILE-TAILED PORCUPINES.
  • THE SQUIRREL FAMILY.
    • GREY SQUIRRELS.
    • THE FLYING SQUIRRELS.
    • MARMOTS AND PRAIRIE DOGS.
    • HARES AND RABBITS.
    • THE PICAS AND THE CALLING HARES.
  • MARSUPIALIA—POUCHED QUADRUPEDS.
    • THE KANGAROO FAMILY.
    • THE OPOSSUMS.
  • PACHYDERMATA—THICK-SKINNED QUADRUPEDS.
  • THE ELEPHANT FAMILY.
  • THE HIPPOPOTAMUS.
  • THE TAPIRS.
  • THE RHINOCEROS FAMILY.
    • THE ONE-HORNED RHINOCEROS.
    • THE TWO-HORNED RHINOCEROS.
  • THE BOAR FAMILY.
    • THE WILD BOAR.
    • THE WART HOGS.
    • THE PECCARIES.
  • THE HORSE FAMILY.
    • THE WILD AND DOMESTIC DONKEY.
    • THE ZEBRA.
    • THE HEMIONUS OR DSHIKKETEE.
    • THE QUAGGA.
    • THE DAUW.
  • QUADRUPEDS THAT CHEW THE CUD.
  • THE CAMEL FAMILY.
    • THE DROMEDARY.
    • THE LLAMAS.
    • THE PACA.
    • THE VICUNA.
  • THE MUSK DEER.
  • THE HORNED RUMINANTS.
  • RUMINANTS WITH HAIRY AND PERMANENT HORNS.
  • RUMINANTS WITH HOLLOW HORNS.
    • THE CHAMOIS.
    • THE GAZELLES.
    • THE GNU.
    • THE GOATS.
    • THE COMMON GOAT.
    • THE IBEX.
    • THE BEZOARGOAT.
    • THE SHEEP.
  • THE OX FAMILY.
    • THE AMERICAN BUFFALO.
    • THE MUSK OX.
    • THE EUROPEAN BUFFALO.
    • THE CAPE BUFFALO.
    • THE YAK.
    • THE JUNGLE OX.
    • THE COMMON BUFFALO.
  • RUMINANTS WHICH SHED THEIR HORNS.
    • THE REINDEER.
    • THE ELKS.
    • THE DEER PROPER.
    • THE RED DEER.
    • THE CANADIAN STAG.
    • THE VIRGINIAN DEER.
    • THE SAMBOO, AXIS AND PORCINE DEER.
    • THE FALLOW DEER.
    • THE COMMON ROE.
  • CETACEA—THE WHALES.
    • THE WHALE, AND ITS ENEMIES.
    • THE CACHALOTS.
    • THE WHALEBONE WHALES.
    • THE DOLPHINS.
    • THE PORPOISES.
    • THE NARWHALS.
  • HERBIVOROUS CETACEANS.
    • THE MANATEES.
    • THE SOUTH AMERICAN MANATEE.
    • THE DUGONGS.
  • Birds.
  • BIRDS OF PREY.
  • THE OWL FAMILY.
    • THE HORNED OWLS.
    • THE LONG-EARED OWL.
  • HORNLESS OWLS.
  • THE FALCON FAMILY.
    • THE EAGLES.
    • THE STONE EAGLE.
    • THE SEA EAGLE.
    • THE BUZZARDS.
  • THE VULTURE FAMILY.
    • THE BEARDED GRIFFON.
    • THE CONDOR.
  • THE NATATORES, OR SWIMMING BIRDS.
    • THE BLACK-THROATED DIVER.
  • THE FAMILY OF DIVERS.
    • THE GREAT NORTHERN DIVER.
    • THE PENGUINS.
    • THE AUK.
    • THE GREBES.
  • DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS.
    • DUCKS.
    • GEESE.
    • SWANS.
  • THE PELICAN FAMILY.
    • THE CRESTED PELICAN.
    • THE WHITE PELICAN.
    • THE BROWN PELICAN.
    • THE SPECTACLED PELICAN.
  • THE LONG-WINGED SWIMMING BIRDS.
  • THE GRALLATORES, OR WADING BIRDS.
  • THE WADERS WITH UNITED TOES.
    • THE AVOCET.
    • THE STILT BIRDS.
  • LONG-TOED WADERS.
  • WADING BIRDS WITH LONG BILLS.
    • THE WOODCOCK.
    • THE SNIPES.
  • WADING BIRDS WITH KNIFE-SHAPED BILLS.
    • THE STORKS.
    • THE SPOONBILL.
  • THE WADING BIRDS WITH COMPRESSED BILLS.
    • THE FRIGATE BIRD AND FLAMINGOES.
    • THE FRIGATE BIRD.
  • THE SHORT-WINGED BIRDS.
    • THE OSTRICH.
  • THE SCANSORES, OR CLIMBING BIRDS.
  • THE PARROTS.
  • THE COCKATOOS.
  • THE CUCKOOS.
    • HONEY-GUIDES OR INDICATORS.
    • ANIS AND BARBETS.
    • TROGONS AND TURACOS.
    • THE TOUCANS.
  • THE WOODPECKERS.
    • THE JACAMARS.
  • THE GALLINACEAE, OR DOMESTIC BIRDS.
  • THE PARTRIDGES.
  • THE GROUSE AND THE HEATHCOCK.
  • THE PIGEONS.
  • THE PHEASANTS.
  • THE PASSERINES, OR THE SPARROW FAMILY.
    • THE PERCHING BIRDS WITH UNITED TOES.
    • THE HORNBILLS.
    • THE FLY-CATCHERS.
  • THE KING-FISHERS.
    • THE BEE-EATERS.
    • THE MOTMOTS.
    • PERCHING BIRDS WITH LONG BEAKS.
  • THE HUMMING-BIRDS.
  • THE CROWS.
  • THE DIPPERS.
  • Fishes.
  • CARTILAGINOUS FISHES.
  • THE LAMPREYS AND THE EELS.
    • THE EELS.
    • ELECTRICAL EELS.
    • SEA EELS.
    • SAND EELS.
    • COMMON EELS.
    • CONGER EELS.
  • THE FAMILY OF RAIAS, OR FLAT-FISH.
    • THE WHITE RAY.
    • THE LUMP-FISH.
    • THE TORPEDO, OR CRAMP FISH.
  • THE SHARK FAMILY.
    • THE DOG-FISH.
    • THE HAMMERHEAD.
    • THE SAW-FISH.
  • THE STURGEON FAMILY.
    • THE CHIMERA.
  • THE OSSEOUS OR BONY FISHES.
  • THE FAMILY OF GLOBE FISH AND COFFERS.
    • THE DIODONS.
    • THE COFFERS.
    • THE FILE-FISH.
  • THE PIPE-FISH AND SEA-HORSES.
    • THE SEA-HORSE.
  • THE FAMILY OF SOFT-FINNED FISHES.
    • SOME STRANGE SPECIMENS.
  • THE FLAT-FISHES OF THE SOFT-FINNED FAMILY.
    • THE SOLES.
    • THE TURBOT.
    • THE FLOUNDERS AND PLAICE.
    • THE HALIBUT AND THE DAB.
  • THE THIRD GROUP OF SOFT-FINNED FISHES.
    • THE CHEATODONS.
    • FLYING-FISH.
    • THE HERRING.
  • THE FAMILY OF SPINY-FINNED FISHES.
    • THE GURNARDS.
    • THE SWORD-FISH.
    • THE ARCHER FISH.
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