Friday Felid #15


Andean mountain cat, Leopardus jacobitus Cornalia 1865.


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Ummm. I hadn't actually expected them to give him a degree - ASU usually doesn't give one to the graduation speaker. Looks like someone just wants an excuse to create a controversy where none exists.