In a word, he loved his kind as animals, but did not seem to find them as interesting as those furred and feathered.
The young are born fully furred, sighted and mobile.
The lime deposit or " fur " is a poor conductor of heat, and it is therefore most detrimental to the efficiency of the system to allow the interior of the boiler or any other portion to become furred up. Further, if not removed, the fur will in a short time bring about a fracture in the boiler.
The Asiatic, African and South American varieties are, with the exception of those taken in the mountains, poorly furred and usually brittle and therefore of no great service.
In summer specimens of this species, as with other white furred animals, have slightly discoloured coats.