Every night, somewhere unseen across the vast, semidesert and dry savanna habitat of Southern Africa, the continent’s deadliest cat emerges to hunt. Black-footed cats (Felis nigripes) are ideally suited for nocturnal stalking: They are evolutionarily older than jungle cats and domestic cats, boast exceptional night vision and hearing, and are believed to kill more prey […]
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Fury as two antelope shot after escaping from enclosure at wildlife park
Animal lovers were furious after two antelopes were shot dead after escaping from their enclosure at a wildlife park. The adult waterbucks were killed after they broke out of Port Lympne near Hythe in Kent and got onto a public footpath. Waterbucks are a type of antelope found in sub-Saharan Africa. Carrie Johnson – the […]
Turning the Spotlight on Asia’s Smallest Feline—the Elusive Rusty-Spotted Cat!
Weighing a mere 2 pounds (almost 300 times smaller than a tiger)—the Rusty-spotted cat is one of the smallest cat species in the world. However, what they lack in size, they make up for in being fierce hunters! The Rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) is endemic to the dry deciduous forests, scrubs, and grasslands of India, […]
The 7 Wild Cats Of Africa You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Africa’s big cats are without a doubt, one of the continent’s biggest attractions. Tourists and wildlife lovers flock from all around the world to view these majestic cats in the wild in national parks like The Serengeti or Kruger National Park. The lion and the leopard are part of Africa’s famous big five and the cheetah is […]