I just created a fantasy race that has the paws and feet of a cat, the horns of a bison, the mane and tail of a lion and the face and ears of an elf (sans nose). Trouble is, how would I go about describing this race if I ever put it into a story? Since they have no real world animals in their country, I can't exactly say "The tail was long and thin like a lion's" or "The horns stuck out of his mane, giving him a bison-like apperance." Also, when would it be a good time to reveal to the audience that this race is more animalistic in apperance than human (or elf)? I don't want to info-dump by giving a blow by blow description so the readers know EXACTLY what the characters look like. What should I do?