This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images,
or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... GUIDE TO THE GARDEN OF THE ZOOLOGICAL
SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA. The visitor taking the route laid down on
the accompanying plan of the Garden, is supposed to enter at the
Girard avenue gate and follow the path to the right; those entering
at the other end of the Garden can, however, pursue the same course
by taking the path to the right around the lake (No. 11), and
following the route until they come to the Penn Mansion, when they
should turn to the left and enter the Carnivora House, after which
the route can be followed until they are brought back to the point
from which they started. As many of the animals are shifted from
one place to another at different seasons, they will not always be
found at the location designated by the Guide; each cage, however,
bears the name of the animal which it contains, and its description
can readily be found by a reference to the index at the close of
the book. It should be added that a collection of living animals is
constantly changing by deaths and by additions. At no moment,
therefore, can it exactly correspond to a printed catalogue, which
will always contain a few species not seen by the visitor in the
enclosures, and on the other hand will be silent concerning others
among late arrivals. (9) No. 1.--THE CARNIVORA HOUSE. Most orders
of mammals are distinguished from each other more by combinations
of a number of peculiarities of structure, many of which are in the
skeleton or other internal parts, than by single or striking
features. It is not easy, therefore, to define by visible external
characters an order such as the Carnivora, containing animals which
differ in appearance as greatly as cats and bears. It may be said,
though, that no one of them has less than four well-developed toes
on each foot, which alw...
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