The Babyhood of Wild Beasts

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MY LION CUB "POMPEY" LIKES TO HAVE ME HOLD HIM IN MY ARMS AND TAKE HIM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE CATS AND DOGS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.


THE BABYHOOD


OF WILD BEASTS

by

GEORGIA M. McNALLY

with foreword by
WILLIAM T. HORNADAY

illustrated from photographs


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NEW YORK

GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

copyright, 1917

george h. doran company


printed in the united states of america

dedicated to

ROBERT HOBART DAVIS

To you, my literary friend and adviser, I am indebted for the title of this work. You are known as a kindly friend of our wild creatures of the woods—one sympathetically interested in their psychology, rights, and protection. To you, therefore, I dedicate "the babyhood of wild beasts"

Chapters(not individually listed)

Chapter Page
I Baby Beavers 23
II Baby Orang-Utans 31
III A Baby Hippopotamus 39
IV Baby Raccoons 47
V Baby Elephants 57
VI Baby Rhinos 67
VII Baby Bears 75
VIII Baby Camels 83
IX Baby Woodchucks 91
X Baby Skunks 101
XI Baby Tigers 111
XII The Baby Duck-billed Playtypus and Echidna   119
XIII Baby Kangaroos 125
XIV Baby Rocky Mountain Goats 133
XV Baby Gorillas 141
XVI Baby Canada Lynx 147
XVII Baby Llamas 157
XVIII Baby Foxes 167
XIX Baby Lions 177
XX Baby Musk Oxen 187
XXI Baby Leopards 193
XXII Baby Moose 201
XXIII Baby Porcupines 211
XXIV Baby Pumas 221
XXV Baby Giraffes 229


ILLUSTRATIONS

The Author and her Lion Cub, "Pompey"Frontispiece
Page
The "Lumberjack" of the Whole Animal World 26
Baby Beavers Sharpen Their Teeth Early in Life 26
"Dinah," the Baby Gorilla, "Baldy," the Orang, and "Mike," the Dog 34
Baby Orang Prefers His Eggs a la Raw 34
He Will Weigh 250 Pounds When He Grows Up 34
Baby "Caliph" Weighed Seventy-five Pounds at Birth 40
"Caliph's" Keeper in "Caliph's" Cavernous Mouth 40
"Caliph" Gives His Keeper, Jim, a Rock-a-bye-Baby 40
Raccoon Babies' First Peep at the World}} 50
They Look Like Little Foxes with Tortoise Shell Spectacles 50
Little "Coco" Came from Ceylon 62
You Can Tell the African Elephant by His Fanlike Ears and Corrugated Trunk 62
The Baby African Rhino Has Longer Ears Than His Indian Cousin 70
The Indian Rhino Wears a "Coat-of-Mail" Suit 70
Baby Polar Bears Sleep Tight and Snug on a Hard Ice Floe 78
You Know the Baby Camel by His Hump 84
Baby Camel Gets a Free Ride on Mama Camel's Back 84
Baby Woodchucks in "Clover" 96
Mother Skunk with Her Little Black and White Children 104
The Tiger Cub is Worried About His Soup 114
Young Master Tiger and the Black Bear Cub 114
Bird, Beast or Chinese Puzzle? 120
The Duck-billed Platypus Has the Body of an Otter 120
The Pugilist of the Animal Kingdom 126
"Old Boomer," the Great, Grey Kangaroo 126
Mother Kangaroo Takes Baby for a Joy Tide 126
The Mountain Goats are Champion Climbers 136
Only an Eagle or an Aeroplane Could Follow a Fleet-footed Mountain Goat 136
"Dinah," the Baby Gorilla, Takes an Airing in Her Coach 142
This Canada Lynx is All Ready for a Fight 150
He Looks Like a Tabby Cat, but Just Wait! 150
Better Not Tease This Old Llama! 160
Mama Red Fox Brings Her Children Their First Chicken 170
The Dear, Little, Furry, White Baby Fox 170
A Quartet of Fat Lion Cubs 180
"Baby Snyder" and Baby Lions 180
Baby Musk Oxen are Sturdy Youngsters 188
Old Musk Ox Grows Fat on Icicles and Frozen Moss 188
"Little Dick," the Baby Leopard, is Plotting Mischief 196
The Young Moose is a Comical Looking Creature 206
Baby Porcupine Looks as if He Had been Born Old 214
Baby Puma is a Darling Little Kitty 224
An Ogre in Human Shape Soured "Mike’s" Disposition 224
The Giraffe’s Kisses are as Real as the Giraffe 230
She Will Be Twenty Feet High When She is a Young Lady 230



This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925.


The author died in 1953, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.