Introduction I have created this thread for the purpose of learning more about the exotic cat species kept in our region: past, present and future. Past context includes people sharing historical information on exotic cats (such as data), posting news articles they’ve found from the past or their own personal experiences with exotic cats. Present context is news i.e. what’s currently happening in our region’s zoos. It could be the birth of a litter of cubs/kittens, the results of a naming competition or the transfer of exotic cats between zoos, including imports and exports from/to zoos outside the region. Future context relates to discussions on the future of exotic cats in our region’s zoos i.e. the future of a breeding programme, or people discussing what species they’d like to see imported into the region. I will be updating this thread every Friday over the summer with research I’ve been doing, including discussion, but be would even more interested to hear from others, especially those with historical knowledge about exotic cats in our region.