It has been said that the binturong is part bear, part cat, and has a monkey's tail. Indeed, it does seem a bit like a composite animal, with parts gathered from here and there. But truly, it is in a class by itself - or at least, a genus all its very own.
Albrecht Dürer, The Rhinoceros, 1511. Woodcut. 9 1/4 × 11 3/4 inches. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington. It's easy to get lost on the dirt roads to John Hume's place. Located in the open savanna of South Africa's North West Province, the private land is indicated only by wired fencing along the road.