Manul – the Cat that Time Forgot. Have you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago?
When it comes to cats there is little or no need. This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas’s Cat. About twelve million years ago it was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn’t changed since. Wild Cats love Pumpkins. Lynx Fighting. Margay Pictures. The Sand Cat – Desert Cat Extraordinaire. Don’t be fooled by the off the scale cuteness quotient.
This is the Sand Cat – or Felis margarita, a little known species of desert cat. In the wild it lives in areas that are too hot and dry for any other cat- the deserts of Africa and Asia, including the Sahara. It is the only desert species of cat known to us. As such, this cat is one tough cookie. It also lives in the Arabian desert and those of Iran and Pakistan, yet despite being so widespread it was not described by a European until 1858. He named it Felis margarita after Jean August Margueritte. Leopard and Lion in Same Tree. "A Close Shave" Дата: 14.05.2010Рубрики: Дикая природа | Комментарии (33)Теги: волк, лев, медведь, пантера, тигр Loading ...
Забудьте про камеры с дистанционным управлением или спрятанные в камнях и на деревьях объективы. Джонатан Гриффитс предпочитает делать снимки самостоятельно, причем, на расстоянии нескольких сантиметров от диких зверей. English version: A Close Shave (Всего 15 фото) Хочешь разместить свою рекламу здесь? 1. 2. 32-летний фотограф терпел 40-градусные морозы канадских лесов и степей, чтобы завоевать доверия каждой своей «модели» в течение двух-трех дней. 3. Big Cat's Coats. Lynx in the Snow. Iberian Lynx, Most Endangered Wild Cat. (ENDANGERED SPECIES) Hope for the world’s most endangered wild cat, the Iberian lynx, has arrived!
For the first time, scientists have successfully collected and preserved the feline’s embryos which may help save the species. The cat’s declining population is in critical condition with less than 200 accounted for a decade ago. Scientists hope that by preserving the embryos, they may be able to use surrogate mothers from closely related species to boost the Iberian lynx population. Read more about the Iberian lynx and this scientific triumph. — Global Animal.
Panthera and NG Team Up to Save Big Cats. (This text is taken mainly from the National Geographic press release announcing the collaboration.)
(Washington, D.C.) – National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI) has formed an important collaboration with Panthera, the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 37 wild cat species. Together, their aim is to further the global fight to save big cats in the wild. Officials from the two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding designating Panthera as a scientific and strategic collaborator on the BCI. The collaboration will facilitate the development and implementation of global conservation strategies for the most imperiled cats around the world, including tigers, lions, leopards and cheetahs. (Read “Politics Is Killing the Big Cats” by legendary biologist and Panthera Vice President George B. To help guide strategy, an advisory group composed of representatives from each organization has been established.
Cats are going extinct: 12 most endangered feline species. Today, May 17th, is Endangered Species Day.
We are celebrating it by bringing attention to the diverse and beautiful felid species around the world that are in danger of becoming extinct. The following species are either currently listed as endangered or vulnerable. We hope that by learning about these amazing relatives of our well-loved domestic cats, readers will be encouraged to act to protect these species. First up is the well-known snow leopard. This iconic cat lives in the unbelievably cold habitats of alpine and subalpine areas Central Asia and is rarely ever seen in the wild based in part because of its elusive nature and in part because there are so few left in the world.
But there are many lesser-known feline species, some that you may never have even heard of before. Mother Bobcat with her kitten. Scottish Wildcat Association. Lynx in greenery. Calvin Klein Cologne Attracts Wild Cats. Designers often advertise that their perfume and cologne products drive sniffers wild.
But I think even Calvin Klein himself might be surprised to learn that his cologne, Obsession for Men, attracts jaguars, pumas and other wildlife, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. (Jaguar caught sniffing Calvin Klein Obsession for Men; Credit for all images: WCS) The WCS has just admitted that its researchers have been using the popular cologne to draw animals in front of remote cameras set up in the wilderness. The cameras are triggered by an infra-red beam, permitting candid shots of animals as they come by to investigate. One place where this technique is now being used is at the Maya Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Central America. Pat Thomas, General Curator of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, came up with the unusual cologne-attractant technique.
The big cats rubbed, sniffed, pawed, and otherwise thoroughly enjoyed. Cheetah, Lion, Leopard, Tiger.