posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 09:18 PM
"Then the Ethiopian put his five fingers close together (there was plenty of black left on his new skin still) and pressed them all over the Leopard,
and wherever the five fingers touched they left five little black marks, all close together. You can see them on any Leopard's skin you like, Best
Beloved. Sometimes the fingers slipped and the marks got a little blurred; but if you look closely at any Leopard now you will see that there are
always five spots -- off five fat black finger-tips." From Rudyard Kipling's "How the Leopard Got His Spots"
Onza, King Cheetah, Eastern Panther, Thylacoleo carnifex, these are all names of enigmatic felines (or feline like animals) from across the globe.
They are not alone, the list is staggering of mysterious cats, but amongst them are a few rare examples where physical proof possibly exists that adds
credence to local legends and travelers tails. The marozi is one such rare example, the Spotted Lion of Africa.
the rest can be viewed here