Death in the Long Grass Setting & Symbolism

Peter H. Capstick
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Lions, appears in non-fiction

A lion (Panthera leo) is a large-bodied predatory feline with a historical range covering most of Africa. They are today limited to sub-Saharan Africa. A bewildering variety of sub-species have been proposed by various authorities, but the acceptance of any one scheme generally is controversial. The most distinctive feature of most male lions is the thick mane. They hunt alone or in packs and are considered by Capstick to be the quintessential African big game animal. Needless to say, they are exceptionally dangerous. Lions are the topic of Chapter 1 of the text.

Elephants, appears in non-fiction

Elephants are composed of three living species, two of which are endemic to Africa and one to India. Capstick mentions all three species but focuses nearly exclusively on the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana). Elephants today range over much of sub-Saharan Africa though their numbers have suffered precipitous...

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