Tag archives for Cat

Zeff the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

A lion cub (Panthera leo) stalking its sibling, photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

A black leopard (Panthera pardus), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

A snow leopard (Panthera uncia), photographed at the Bronx Zoo.

Rokan the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), photographed at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

A margay (Leopardus wiedii). From Wikipedia. Even if they spend years in the field, researchers rarely witness predation on primates. Cats, birds, and other hunters regularly feed on primate species, but what we know about the habits of primate-hunters often comes from bones and fingernails picked out of predator droppings. Every now and again, though,…

A partially dissected head of an ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), showing some of the internal anatomy, in the collection at the New Jersey State Museum. (And here is a similar preserved sea lion head in the same collection.)

Photo of the Day #873: Charlotte

Charlotte yawns before washing herself, although, on the other hand, she does look like she could be laughing. Lol.

Finding a home for jaguars

A jaguar (Panthera onca). From Flickr user Prosper 973. One year ago this week Macho B was euthanized. He had been captured in mid-February of 2009, the only known jaguar living inside the United States, but after he was caught and fitted with a radio collar his health quickly deteriorated. When he nearly stopped moving…

A reconstruction of Smilodon, photographed at the American Museum of Natural History. When it comes to animals, encyclopedias often present us with generalized descriptions. Where a creature lives, what color it is, what it eats, and other tidbits of information are listed to distinguish one species from another, but what is lost is an appreciation…