Tigers and orangutans are the well-known faces of the palm oil crisis. But the enigmatic clouded leopard is equally threatened and almost unknown in comparison. Conservationists are looking at ways to make palm oil plantations work for it, rather than against it. Read full report.
Police cleared a golf course in Calgary's southeast Thursday after a possible cougar sighting there for the second time in less than a month. Read full report.
In January, the state of California reported that out of 68 mountain lions that were found dead in the wild between November 2015 and December 2016, all but four had traces of one or more anticoagulant poisons in their livers — the kind of poisons that people put out to kill rodents in their yards. Read full report.
Fishing cats, known as wetland ambassadors, have declined in #Bangladesh rapidly due to loss of habitat and indiscriminate killing, two studies by conservationists have revealed. Read full report.
Speed has its limits — on the open road and the Serengeti. Midsize animals tend to be the speedsters, even though, in theory, the biggest animals should be the fastest. Read full report.
Wildebeest rarely stay still for long. With sloping hindquarters, and an easy loping gait, their bodies are designed to move. In the Serengeti ecosystem, for instance, a wildebeest will move over more than 2,000 kilometres during their annual migration. Read full report.
It’s World Lion Day! To celebrate and educate, here are five facts about our most iconic big cat. Read full report.
In what researchers called a “rare case,” a young male mountain lion has successfully crossed the 101 Freeway near Thousand Oaks, California. This is only the fourth documented successful crossing of the freeway since 2002, according to the National Park Service, and it’s key for the big cats roaming around LA to move around, hunt, and spread genetic diversity. Read full report.
“She’s very close,” Germán Garrote whispers, pointing to a handheld receiver picking up Helena’s signal. Somewhere in this olive grove beside a busy highway in southern Spain, the Iberian lynx and her two cubs are probably watching us. Read full report.
Cats small and large are typically exemplars of grace – which, of course, makes their occasional missteps and tumbles all the more ungraceful-looking. More often than not, though (and the whole landing-on-their-feet thing proves the point), their superb agility comes through in a pinch and sees felines recover before actually falling flat on their whiskered faces. Read full report.
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