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The Cabiai.

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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- C

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1852
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-(C)
Content : Foxing on image. Printed on border: "Is about the size of a hog of twelve months' growth." "This animal, thus made for the water, swims there like an otter, seeks the same prey, and seizes the fish with its feet and teeth, and carries them to the edge of the lake to devour them with the greater ease. It lives also upon fruits, corn, and sugar-canes. As its legs are broad and flat, it often sits upright upon its hind legs." "The cabiai is quiet and gentle; it is neither quarrelsome nor ferocious with other animals. It is easily tamed, comes at call, and willingly follows the hand that feeds it." Includes additional text.

Source identifier: 10284 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1731260
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17234007
Barcode : 33333159391206
UUID: 9c0858b0-c533-012f-fb60-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1852: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Cabiai." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1852. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-357b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Cabiai." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 3, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-357b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1852). The Cabiai. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-357b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Cabiai.