[Three Hundred Animals Contents]
IS a native of Brazil, not unlike the Racoon in the general form of the body. His eyes are small, but full of life, and when domesticated, this creature is very playful and amusing to his master. A great peculiarity belonging to this animal is the length of his snout, which resembles in some particulars the trunk of the elephant, as it is moveable in every direction. The ears are round, and like those of a rat; the fore-feet have five toes each. The hair is short and rough on the back, and of a blackish colour; the rest is a mixture of black and red.