About the brown lions.
Translated by Kendal Simmons ‘23
There are brown lions in Tierra-Firme who are reddish in color and spotted with black stains in the same way and form as those that I have seen hunted and brought in by King Louis of France and other princes in Italy, or like the one that His Imperial Majesty had that died in Toledo and was mentioned in chapter ten, which was about tigers, or like those lions of Africa. They are swift and ferocious. I do not know what harm these lions or the short-haired lions have done to any Christian, nor if they have tried to do them harm, as tigers have.