Am making good progress on the final draft of “50 Facts About Domestic Cats (And Where They Come From).” This is Fact #14. Thanks for your interest and patience! When Linnaeus set out to classify all life on Earth back in the late 18th century–you have to admire the man’s “can-do” attitude–he named the whole
A study at the end of June made headlines about earthquake hazard on the San Andreas Fault. The research looked at the area covered by the Salton Sea: According to news reports, geologists found: . . . a nearly 15.5-mile-long, sheared zone with two, nearly parallel master faults and hundreds of smaller, rung-like cross faults.
The Iberian lynx is so rare that a population of 500 is considered a success story. Here are two being released into the wild. featured image: http://www.lynxexsitu.es CC BY 3.0 ES.
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
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.
This post was intended to be the usual brief fact about how the rare Florida panther survived Hurricane Irma.
I figured that enough time has passed for people to have some idea of how these cats and other wildlife on the mainland fared.
I underestimated Irma’s impact on Florida.
If not for the ongoing conservation programs, Iberian lynx would be extinct within the next half a century.