Many people have heard about the devastating fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Unfortunately, neighboring Bolivia has also suffered from heightened fire activity this summer, as has the Brazilian Pantanal: the world’s largest wetland. All told, scientists at Panthera – an international wild cat conservation organization – estimate that 500 jaguars have lost their homes or […]
The giant raging rain forest fires in Brazil and Bolivia are impacting on the Jaguar population. They either have to move or die…
Researchers A. M. Lemieux and Nicholas Bruschi recently published an insightful paper about one of the illicit products being sold for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine: jaguar paste. They constructed “crime scripts” to determine how this substance is produced and traded, and to provide informed suggestions on how to curtail this alarming practice.
Here’s a disturbing story from National Geographic about a planned road that would slice through Florida panther habitat.
Maasai warrior Kamunu Saitoti scans the Kenyan rangelands for a signal from a number of lions that have been fitted with radio collars. Saitoti is part of an organisation called Lion Guardians, a conservation initiative started in 2007 to find ways for the Maasai and lions to coexist. Scientists estimate that lion populations in Africa […]
The post Meet The Amur Tigers: Kira and Vasili appeared first on Katzenworld – Welcome to the world of cats!. One of my favourite places to visit is the Toronto Zoo. It’s the largest zoo in Canada, spanning 710 acres with over 5000 animals from around the world. During my most recent visit I had…
The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, mountain cat, or catamount, is a large cat of the family Felidae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. An […]