Sometimes we just need to take a break, even as natural disasters unfold around us, with lingering effects. Who’s up for lion cubs? Advertisements
Category: big cats
Full story here. Looks like young lions got curious about the monkey people’s toys.
This is my favorite video out of all the ones I’ve looked at thus far in researching my book (due out this fall/winter) on the cat family: He’s a very good chuffer. Actually, there are now two species of clouded leopard recognized – one on mainland Asia and the recently discovered Sunda clouded leopard. I
Lions can roar, but they can’t purr. This is because their vocal tract is shaped differently from a smaller cat.
All cats, big and small, like to keep secrets. It is our task as cat lovers to learn some of those secrets so we can make life even better for these beauties. The cats don’t make it easy for us. So we fool them. Today, technology like camera traps and GPS tracking collars collect a lot of data about unsuspecting domestic and wild cats. Then we laypeople help the experts use these tools to learn more about cats.
When its fossils might be those of another big cat. This is the case with “Panthera atrox”. It used to be called the American lion, and recent genetic studies support this. However, some experts disagree. And if you take out Atrox, lions’ historical range shrinks considerably. – a huge difference for conservationists today.
Any cat, large or small, will hurt you if you aren’t careful. And many wild cats threaten subsistence farmers by killing livestock. But maneaters are the prime example of dangerous cats.
The Texas Zoo in Victoria, Texas, was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey’s winds and the subsequent Guadalupe River flooding. Here is their public face on September 2, 2017, as trained animal handlers and other experts help them clean up.
The fact that cats are dangerous seems pretty self-evident.
Yet, last summer, visitors to a drive-through zoo still got out of their car near an uncaged tiger, with predictable results.
This summer, a Kenyan man illegally grazed his herd in Nairobi National Park at night – prime lion activity time. They found what little was left of him the next morning.
Seen more closely, though, these incidents aren’t as simple as they seem.
For one thing, each happened in a big city – Beijing and Nairobi, respectively.