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Plate XXV: "Distribution.- Africa and South-western Asia, extending from Persia to Western Turkestan and the countries east of the Caspian, and eastwards into India. The so-called Woolly Chita (C. laniger) of Africa appears to be merely a variety in which the fur is more woolly and dense. Regarding the employment of these animals in the chase, Jardine writes that at an early period of the Mogul Empire it is stated that Leopards and Lynxes were kept for chasing Deer, and Tigers for seizing Boars. 'Although it is not likely that it was the real Tiger which was employed.' It is said that some of the emperors in their great hunting expeditions were accompanied to the field by a thousand Hunting-Leopards."