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Arizona Docent, 19 Mar 2009
    • Arizona Docent
      One of two cubs they had a few years ago.
    • okapikpr
      Great Picture!
    • Zooplantman
      Wow! You've posted one fantastic cat photo after another!
    • Mzungu
      Aww jaguar cubs do look cute, but they are pretty much bound to grow up to be human haters :p These are supposed to be THE worst animal to excape from a zoo.
    • Arizona Docent
      I find that surprising, since they are one of the only big cats known to NOT attack people in the wild. In fact, the very first (and only) confirmed case of a wild jaguar killing a human being happened last year in the Brazilian Pantanal - in an area where tour operators had been baiting jaguars (which likely contributed to the attack on the sleeping fisherman).
    • Mzungu
      Thats because they are alot better at being invisible. There have been much more attacks on humans. heres one i found:

      Jaguar Attack: Gold Miner Meets Grisly Death In The Guyanan Jungle As He Goes To Fetch Water | World News | Sky News
    • Arizona Docent
      Interesting - I had not heard of that one. Thanks for posting this link. I should point out, however, the article does state "attacks on people are rare."
    • DavidBrown
      This is such a cool photo. I also love the pictures that you posted of the white tiger family playing in the rain at the cat zoo in France.

      I know that you are working on a book on Southwest US zoos, but have you ever considered putting a book or magazine article together on cat conservation in zoos and the wild? Your photography is spectacular.
    • Arizona Docent
      I did have an article a few years ago in a domestic cat magazine called I Love Cats about U.S. wild cat centers.

      A cat book is a long-term (lifetime?) project. I want to photograph every species, but getting the last few may require a miracle.

      I am also extremely interested in any cats featuring alternate color morphs. I have several black cats, a few white cats, but the holy grail of cat morphs for me would be the "ocelot" form of the asian golden cat.
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