The Carnivora include bears, wolverines, wolves, raccoons, foxes, sables, martens, skunks, kolinskis, fitch, fishers, ermines, cats, sea otters, fur seals, hair seals, lions, tigers, leopards, lynxes, jackals, &c. The Rodentia include beavers, nutrias, musk-rats or musquash, marmots, hamsters, chinchillas, hares, rabbits, squirrels, &c. The Ungulata include Persian, Astrachan, Crimean, Chinese and Tibet lambs, mouflon, guanaco, goats, ponies, &c. The Marsupialia include opossums, wallabies and kangaroos.
There are also large flocks of sheep, cows, goats, ponies, fine dogs and Bactrian camels.
The last of the ponies had broken down and been shot, and from this point Meares and the dogteams returned northward.
The export of sandalwood, ponies, cattle, pinang nuts, &c., amounts in a year to only about £8500.
The well-known Shetland breed of shaggy ponies are in steady demand for underground work in collieries.