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Marbled Cats in Zoos

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by animalszoos, 29 Apr 2017.

  1. Arizona Docent

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    It really does look very different to the subspecies of Marbled Cat in Malaysia and the Greater Sundas. I can see why there is a temptation to split them into two species.
     
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    Yes I can see it too. I would say the visual difference between this cat and the other marbled cats is as great or greater than the difference between the two (now full species) clouded leopards.
     
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    。。。Told me a month earlier and I will be there.
     
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    Oh, if only......
     
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    On February 3 (2019), Itanagar Zoo in India posted a photo on Facebook of their marbled cat.
    Itanagar Zoo
     
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    Why zoos in Asia don't link together into breeding plans for rescued animals? Zoos in Europe send individuals of rescued local species like otters, raptors etc into breeding plans, instead of keeping them alone in some small local places which usually receive locally rare animals. In the era of facebook available even in most remote corners of the globe, it should be no problem to immediately exchange information.
     
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  10. Luke da Zoo nerd

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    Was this at a zoo?
     
  11. Luke da Zoo nerd

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    Okay, that's just depressing. Flat headed cats are awesome, but not in the hands of some Lunatic who keeps them in their own home! The illegal pet trade is a horrible thing.