Animals: Tiger Man

Big game hunting, a sport often overrated by the accounts of wealthy pilgrims to Africa and India, is also a profession. Until very lately, the State of California maintained a hunter whose whole duty was to hunt and kill mountain lions. There still are official wolf-killers in France (TIME, April 7). And from South America returned last week Alexander Siemel, professional tiger hunter, with photographs of the adventures out of which he has made his living in the state of Matto Grosso, Brazil.

When he was 16, Alexander Siemel ran away from home in...

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