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- Wild Cats Blog 7 May 2013 Wondering why we aren’t updating this blog anymore? We’ve made a change, and are now doing all blog posts on our newly redesigned Wild Cat Conservation website. Lots more photos and information on the new site, with more being added all the time. You can sign up to get notice of new posts via email so […]
- Felid SSP species lists 15 March 2013 by W. Angermeyer We received a request generated by my last post asking which cats were listed in each of the color coded Felid Species Survival Plans (SSPs) from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Here are the species listed by program, as published in the February issue of the Felid Tag Newsletter: Yellow: population is […]
- Caracals in Iran 24 February 2013 As a medium-sized cat in Iran, the caracal has been rarely studied in the wild. In some areas, the animal suffers from persecution by communities, particularly whenever they are seen near livestock. Following several reports of caracal poaching in eastern country by local people, a rapid assessment of human-caracal interaction was implemented by the Iranian […]
- Lynx and Vole 16 February 2013 Mike Jokinen, a biologist at Alberta Conservation Association, put together trail cam footage of a Canada lynx playing the ultimate game of cat and mouse (vole). Lynx are secretive animals, but 2013 is a good year to see them because it is a peak year. Their populations follow those of the snowshoe hare, which makes […]
- Dating Service for Cats? 14 February 2013 by W. Angermeyer Before moving on in my series of posts on conservation programs for endangered captive cats, I would like to go in to a bit more depth on the American Association of Zoo’s and Aquariums (AZA’s) conservation programs in order to provide some updated information and answer some questions ISEC received. In the […]
- Rescue to Release: Three Orphaned Jaguar Cubs 10 February 2013 You need a weekend break. Give yourself an hour, sit back, relax and watch this fascinating documentary from the BBC and the Jaguar Conservation Fund. Filmed in glorious HD, this footage will satisfy even the most dedicated jaguar fan, and yes, it will make you green with envy. Biologist Dr. Leandro Silveira and his wife […]
- I am the Cat, w… 6 February 2013 I am the Cat, which fought hard by the Acacia Tree in Heliopolis on the night when the forces of the Setting Sun were destroyed. Who is this Cat? This male Cat is the Sun-god Ra himself and he was called Mau because of the speech of the God Sa concerning him: He is like […]
- Captive Felid Conservation – Part 1 15 January 2013 by W. Angermeyer On our blog site we often focus on felid conservation and research news occurring “in situ” or in the cat’s natural habitat. A good deal of conservation also occurs in captivity or “ex situ”. Who oversees the management of these captive conservation efforts? There are several well renowned organizations that collaborate and […]
- First Cat – that we know of 6 January 2013 by Jackie Kerrison This picture shows one version of the first cat (or pre-cat ancestor). Other pictures of Proailurus include either stripes and or spots, but all cats that we know of are descended from this animal. Apparently, not a lot is known about Proailurus (dates about 30 million years ago and existing for about […]
- 2012 Blog Year in Review 3 January 2013 The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 52,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 12 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.