Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) with cub: photo by Dave Pape, 2008
A slumber did my spirit seal,
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.
No motion has she now, no force
She neither hears nor sees
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course
With rocks and stones and trees!
William Wordsworth: A slumber did my spirit seal, from Lyrical Ballads, 1800