The fauna includes the lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, kudu and many other kinds of antelope, wild pig, ostrich and crocodile.
Two species of lynx, the cheetah (Felis jubata), F.
5 - The following abound: wild swine, hyaena, jackal, cheetah, fox; gazelle (in herds), antelope species (in the steppe); jerboa, mole, porcupine, and especially the common European rat (in the desert); bat, long-haired desert hare.
Cheetah.-Size of a small leopard and similar in colour, but has black spots in lieu of rings.
The cheetah lingers in the extreme south of the Jerid; so also does the caracal lynx.
The fauna includes the elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, roan-antelope, hartebeeste, kudu and many other kinds of antelope, wart-hog, hares, quail, partridge, jungle-fowl, bustard and guinea-fowl.
The cheetah or hunting leopard (Cynaelurus jubatus) must be carefully distinguished from the leopard proper.