Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by ThylacineAlive, 24 Oct 2012.
Wouldn't call that humble!!
There's quite a few species on that list I wouldn't mind adding to mine.
African Lion- Toronto, African Lion Safari, Shanghai, Shanghai Wild Animal Park
Tiger- (Siberian, Sumatran, South China, Malaysian, White Bengal)- Toronto, Toronto, Shanghai, Shanghai Zoo Shanghai Wild Animal Park respectively
Leopard- Shanghai Zoo
Snow Leopard- Toronto
Jaguar- (Generic, black)- Toronto Zoo, Shanghai Zoo
Clouded Leopard- Toronto Zoo
Fishing Cat- Singapore Night Safari
Caracal- Toronto Zoo
Serval- Toronto Zoo
Cheetah- Toronto Zoo, African Lion Safari, Shanghai Zoo
Puma- Toronto Zoo, Shanghai Zoo
Eurasian Lynx- Shanghai Zoo
Canadian Lynx- Toronto Zoo
Domestic Cat- Smeared on the road outside my apartment, sadly..
Right, let's try to impress:
"Pampas" cat - think this was actually Pantanal Cat, at Kilverstone, late 1980s
Wildcat(Scottish-which I don't believe is unique-, European, African, Indian Desert)
Leopard Cat (South Asian form and Amur - could quite believe THAT was a full species)
Temminck's (Asian Golden) Cat
Cheetah (including a King at Wuppertal)
Northern Lynx (nominate and Siberian)
Snow Leopard (my all time favourite animal)
Tiger (Malayan, Siberian and Sumatran purebred, plus white, "marmalade" and zoo hybrid)
Lion (Asiatic, "Barbary"- a male at Port Lympne some twenty years ago fitted the notional bill, general zoo and white)
Leopard (Amur, Chinese, Persian, Sri Lankan, Javan, general zoo and black)
Jaguar (black and normal coloured)
I also saw a medium sized rich brown felid at Port Lympne some twenty years ago that I would dearly like to believe was a (African) Golden Cat, but the enclosure had no label, my camera was not with me, and I cannot honestly claim certainty over the sighting.
As noted elsewhere, the Kilverstone cat is now known to have been a Colocolo.
Do you know which subspecies of Asian Golden Cat you have seen?
The timing fits for it to have been an African Golden Cat.
I might just kill myself if GiantEland posts his list!!
Short article on javan leopards in captivity:
Leopards .:. wild-cat.org
National Geographic has uploaded a video of a rather spectacular jaguar kill in the Pantanal wetlands. A big male (a buck eighty by my estimate) swims across a river, sneaks up on a caiman, and kills* it in one pounce.
I'm guessing that he severed the spinal cord.
Another photographer managed to capture the attack from a different angle. Check ' em out here.
Thanks for sharing that awesome video Buldeo!
Too bad they titled it "Jaguar Attacks Crocodile."
Whilst the majority of the 20 million viewers probably have no idea of the difference and couldn't care less, I think that Nat Geo should be accurate regardless.
I thought I should probably post this on here: http://www.zoochat.com/65/yet-another-species-small-carnivore-discovered-346356/
Might just change some of your cat species lists a bit!
It has just been announced that the June 2014 annual conference of the Feline Conservation Federation will be held in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Host facility will be Out Of Africa. After being a member of the FCF for around three years, looks like I will finally get to attend a conference.
I am organizing a wild cat photo trip in Europe for a week in October 2014. If any cat lovers are interested, you can find the information here:
europe tour a
We're listing the cats we've seen, eh? This list is probably incomplete, but whatever.
Tiger (Malayan, Sumantran, and Amur. I've also seen white tigers, which are apparently Bengal/Siberian mixes?)
A really good Nat Geo article on leopards.
Learning to Live With Leopards - National Geographic Magazine
I caught that on Mr. Conniff's blog. Good article. He's been keeping tabs on this situation for some time, and you can find more of his work over at Strange Behaviors. In keeping in theme with the thread though, he's posted some really cool big cat videos over the past week or so!
Here is an excellent opinion article on why more zoos need to exhibit the underrepresented small cats: Ex Situ Conservation of Small Wild Cat Species | Huffington Post
A pale tiger has been photographed in the wild in India. This is not a white morph or golden tabby morph, it is just an unusually light orange tiger.
Exceptionally rare 'pale tiger' photographed in the wild
Being a big fan of big and small wildcats I thought I would post.
Species I have seen
Siberian Tigers(Blackpool Zoo,Knowsley Safari Park)
Sumatran Tigers(Chester,Welsh Mountain)
Snow Leopard(Lakeland Wildlife Oasis,Welsh Mountain,Combe Martin)
African Lion(Blackpool Zoo,Knowsley Safari Park)
Scottish Wildcat(Used to work with them)
Big Cat species on my bucket list
All species of Panthera Pardus
Here is my list from memory
Lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, snow leopard, clouded leopard
Puma, jaguarundi, cheetah
Asiatic and African golden cats
Leopard, fishing and rusty-spotted cats
Wild, sand, black-footed and Pallas's cats
Canada and Eurasian lynxes, bobcat
Ocelot, margay, oncilla, Geoffroy's cat, pampas cat
Separate names with a comma.