Jaguar Conservation in Belize!

This post continues the retelling of my recent trip to Belize: participating in an archaeology field school and learning about jaguar conservation. The rest of this series is located in the Travel category of this blog. June 8, 2017 was a remarkable day. Once again, I worked at Structure 130. This turned out to be […]

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Ancient Lion-type Fossil found in Australia!

From daily The Independent in Britain: Extinct kangaroo-like lion discovered in Australia Fossil of dog-sized 19 million year-old marsupial reveals new insights into family tree of these ancient creatures Josh Gabbatiss, Science Correspondent Thursday 7 December 2017 01:14 GMT The fossilised remains of a new species of marsupial lion have been found in Australia. The […]

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Kruger National Park

11 November 2017 – Tsendze How fantastic to wake to the sounds of the dawn chorus in the bush. It was already getting light at 4:30 am and that’s when the gate opens. But we had no intention of making such an early start. I went to shower at the ablution block just after 5 […]

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Leopard on the Lookout in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

An ever watchful leopard poses on a tree trunk in the magnificent Kruger National Park, South Africa. Image Credit: Photograph by Greatstock/Barcroft Images See more images via The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

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To Stay Alive Leopards have to be Crafty Big Cats.

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Where there are people, expect to find few leopards. That’s because the apex predator suffers from man hunting for their pelts, from habitat loss and fragmentation, and from retaliatory killings due to real or imagined losses of human or livestock lives.
Similarly, where there are tigers, expect to find few leopards. In this case, it’s because the two big cats compete for the same prey, and in most cases the tigers are socially dominant to the leopards.
Despite the odds stacked against them, leopards are actually quite widespread, ranging from Africa up through the Middle East and into southern and Southeast Asia.
So how do leopards manage to eke out their existence when they’re forced to contend with competition from other cats and a mix of aggression and habitat loss from humans?
New research from National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center researcher Neil Carter and colleagues suggests that leopards employ different strategies…

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Animals at an African Water Hole…

This video says about itself: See Elephants at Their Local Watering Hole – Day 55 | Safari Live 5 November 2017 Join us on a LIVE African safari in the Maasai Mara as experts guide us through the bush in search of lions, elephants, buffalo and more wild animals. Related articles A researcher’s mission to […]

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Jaguar (image via: Awesome-Desktop/S.K.) The Jaguar (Panthera Onca) is the third-largest of the four big cats in the genus Panthera, and the only living member native to the western hemisphere. Growing up to 160 kg (350 lb), Jaguars are distinguished by rosette-emblazoned fur, comparatively short tails and an exceptionally powerful bite that enables them to […]

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