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Catskill Game Farm (Closed) Black-Footed Cat

Discussion in 'United States' started by Screvier20, 20 Jul 2011.

  1. Screvier20

    Screvier20 Well-Known Member

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    I found this article that Black-Footed Cats were first bred in North America by Roland Lindemann at the Catskill Game Farm in 1960.

    Here is the link Black-Footed Cat
     
  2. Screvier20

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    How many american zoos currently have Black-Footed Cats.
     
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    According to ISIS, 16 North American instiutions house black-footed cats.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Catskill was actually the first place outside Africa to have had black-footed cat births, but the young did not survive in any of their breeding attempts. The first successful breeding in captivity (as in young actually being reared to adulthood) was at Wuppertal in Germany in 1963.
     
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    Thank you for info about the black-footed cats.
     
  6. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I should probably have added there that the female of Wuppertal's pair came from Catskill in 1962 on breeding loan. I think she may have been the last of Catskill's black-footed cats but I'm not sure on that.