A World Full of Animals
Hunt, a conservationist and zookeeper, produced a now-dated but still highly enjoyable tour of the vertebrates. For cryptozoologists, there’s a good discussion of how the tarpan was “re-created,” plus reports and rumors of African bears, wild Przewalski’s horses, and surviving thylacines. Most intriguingly, Hunt reported (without giving a source) that “Russian reports” indicated that not only was Steller’s sea cow alive, but that a surviving population was under official protection.
Editor’s note: Readily available as used hardcover copies.