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The Science of Lion Prides

Although the paper addresses Tanzanian lions, this is a photograph of a Namibian lion Starting some years ago, we began to hear about revisions of the standard models of lion behavioral biology coming out of Craig Packer’s research in the Serengeti. One of the most startling findings, first shown (if memory serves) as part of…

Which is Better: Cats or Dogs?

Katz: Dawg: OK, so the Dawg obvoiusly wins. Let’s give the katz one more chance:

New Chinese Winged Kitty Cat

Winged kitty cats are not unheard of in China, but a new alate feline is always news. The winged cats can not fly, of course, or you would have heard about them before. They would be like these flying killer sharks. Scientists have narrowed down the explanation for the growth of these wings as environmental,…

Leopard

Mala Mala, Limpopo Prov., South Africa.

The cat that came back after 13 years

Has, sadly, died. It was just a month ago that ScientificAmerican.com reported the happy tale of a lost cat named George that came home 13 years after rescuers traced his owners through information on a microchip in the scruff of his neck. He was nearly 17, sick and rail-thin, less than half the robust nearly…

Friday Cat Blogging

This tiger was owned by a large cat breeder and handler who provides tigers, lions, and some other beasts for the entertainment industry. Notice the white spots on the tiger’s ears. I spent a fair amount of time with this tiger, in its enclosure, photographing it as various other things were going on. As I…

Tarangire Lions

Lions are more diverse than many may think. Indeed, recent research shows that lions may be comfortably divided into races. An expert on lions can tell you what part of Africa a particular lion is likely from by how it looks. Have a look at these lions: Anyone who knows anything about lions knows that…

Cute baby lion kittens. When they grow up, they will want to eat you. I’ll never forget the first wild lion I ever saw. It was a pitch black night, on the savanna in the Western Rift Valley. I had climbed on top of the hood of the Land Rover, engine off, but headlights on.…

 Sabertooth Cat, Megantereon nihowanensisl There are two kinds of “true cats.” Cat experts call one type feline or “modern” partly because they are the ones that did not go extinct. If you have a pet cat, it’s a modern/feine cat. This also includes the lions, tigers, leopards, etc. The other kind are called “sabercats”…