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Bai Juyi 白居易: Bai-Kong liutie 白孔六帖

(The six tablets of the Masters Bai and Kong) (d846)


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He talks about the ox camel牛豹

…. White camel and the camel cow leopard …Srivijaya (Sumatra) has the camel-leopard and the rhino…. The cow camel leopard cannot reproduce itself….


Note: cow camel leopard is the word for giraffe in Persia, which because of allegedly being a crossbreed between different species could not reproduce. And Srivijaya was the main marine trade center in the eastern part of the globe.  


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