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Book Review

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Africa

Cape Buffalo
"I think the most experienced African hunters will agree that the Cape Buffalo is more difficult to kill than any African Game."
"Sometimes it'll take 500 grain solids in the shoulders with very little sign that it is aware of what is happening other than to look in the direction from which the report issues."
"Not only is it a virtual certainty that a wounded animal will head into such cover, but it has the unpleasant habit of doubling back to watch over its back trail where a charge of a few feet will bring it out on top of its tormentor. It is a very difficult animal to stop in a charge. It's ability to absorb the shock of heavy bullets has to be seen to be believed. When the Cape buffalo charges, it is virtually impossible to reach the brain from the frontal position. Once it commits itself to a charge, there is no mistaking its intention-it dies or the hunter does. Most dangerous game will give up after a hunter has been tossed and rednered motionless, Old Mbogo cannot be counted on to do this. Hi is likely to "pound" his victim, and that means to trample him into a bloody, shapeless mas of sheredded flesh and splintered bone."
-"May weigh a little over a ton"

Lion 
"The Lion is still found over a vast area of Africa and is, of course, more abundant in some areas than in others. There doesn't seem to be any particular area where lions run to larger body sizes than elsewhere. Large specimens have been taken all the  way from Angola to Mozambique, throughout East Africa and on to the north, including the Central African Republic. A Big Lion is one that measures nine feet or more from the end of the nose to the end of of the last joint of the tail. Exceptionally large specimens measuring eleven feet have been entered in the record books."

"The lion is not the biggest cat in the world-it is the second largest being somewhat smaller than its Asiatic cousin, the tiger. Neither is it as adaptable nor as smart as its striped cousin. Whereas the tiger prefers, perhaps has learned to prefer, the dense cover of the jungle, the lion is more at home in the more open, sparsely-covered areas. The fear of man is a lesson slowly learned, it seems, by the lion. This fact has contributed greatly to its becoming a candidate for extinction in many areas."

Leopard
"Although there is a possibility that a large leopard may be taken just about anywhere over their wide range, they seem to run to larger sizes in East Africa, and those from the mountains are generally larger than those found in the lowlands."

"A leopard measuring 7' or more from tip of nose to tip of tail (between the pegs) is considered large. Compared to other big cats, it is not very large, being near the size or perhaps a bit smaller than the American puma, and smaller than the tiger, the lion, and the jaguar of Central and South America."

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