Unknown PRIMATE of the Indian subcontinent.
Variant names: Tanacht.
Physical description: Size and shape of a tiger.
Covered in tawny fur. Head-hair, blackish and
frizzled. Face like a human’s. Snub nose. Humanlike
hands. Hind feet are like a tiger’s. No
Significant sighting: Some Indians from Bengal
took this animal to the Red Sea as a curiosity,
where André Thevet saw it in the sixteenth
(1) The Slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) has
only a stub of a tail, and its face looks
humanlike. It lives in the rain forests of
northeast India. However, it’s only about 15
(2) A large lemur from Madagascar, such as
the Indri (Indri indri ) or the as yet