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WEST OF ENGLAND MAGAZINE. No. 23. Monday, August 13, 1832. Hall-penny. THE TIGER. Buffon has described the ti¬ ger, and so have many other naturalists, as a creature which, in comparison with the lion, deserves all the hatred of man¬ kind and none of its admiration. " To pride, courage, and strength, the lion joins great¬ ness, clemency, and generosity; but the tiger is fierce without provocation, and cruel without necessity." Thus writes the most eloquent naturalists, tak¬ ing up prejudices instead of attending to facts, and using his real information for the support of a false theory. Similar in anatomical construc¬ tion, the tiger and the lion are similar in their hahits; they are equally cats, driven by their conformation to the destruction of animal life. The tiger, perhaps, is some¬ what more dangerous, for he has more activity than the lion: the clemency and gene¬ rosity of both are doubtless equal. There is, however, this difference in their charac¬ ters, which is in favour of the lion. He assists the Female in rearing their young;—the tiger deserts her. The tiger species will also destroy each other and a female has been known to eat her cubs; but even this is not uncommon with the domestic cat. Redi,