CHAP. 110.—THE TESTES—THE THREE CLASSES OF EUNUCHS.
In sheep and cattle the testes hang down to the legs, while
in the boar they are knit up close to the body. In the dolphin
they are very long, and are concealed in the lower part of the
belly. In the elephant, also, they are quite concealed. In
oviparous animals they adhere to the interior of the loins:
these animals are the most speedy in the venereal congress.
Fishes and serpents have no testes, but in place of them they
have two veins, which run from the renal region to the genitals.
The bird known as the "buteo,"1
has three testes. Man is
the only creature in which the testes are ever broken, either
accidentally or by some natural malady; those who are thus
afflicted form a third class of half men, in addition to hermaphrodites and eunuchs. In all species of animals the male
is more courageous than the female, with the exception of the
panther and the bear.