Adapted from the Russian by Serge Ivanoff and Gertrude Mack. With 17 illustrations. 281 pages and index at rear.
Nikolai Apollonovich Baikov (1872-1958) was a guard on a railway line before becoming a naturalist and explorer. He published an essay about the Manchurian tiger which he believed was a separate tiger subspecies, Felis tigris manchurica. Taxonomists have since refuted this, claiming he was writing about the Siberian tiger or Amur tiger, Panthera tigris altaica.
The author calculated that roughly a hundred tigers were being taken out of greater Manchuria annually - virtually all of them bound for the Chinese market. There were cases in the mating season, "he wrote, "when a courageous hunter would meet a group of five or six tigers, and kill them one by one, where he stood."
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