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  • Although the neighboring marshes showed traces of the rhinoceros, the lamantine (or manatee), and the hippopotamus, he had no opportunity to see a single specimen of those animals.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • During all this time the wild-boars and native buffaloes, reenforced by the ajoub — a very dangerous species of lamantine — carried on their ferocious revels in the bushes and under the waters of the lake, filling the night with a hideous concert.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • Among their sculptures, in Ohio, we find accurate representations of the lamantine, manatee, or sea-cow -- found to-day on the shores of Florida, Brazil, and Central America -- and of the toucan, a tropical and almost exclusively South American bird.

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world


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