COLOMBO — Gayan Chamila, a resident of a village near Horana in western Sri Lanka, recalled rushing to his backyard in response to hearing an animal cry. There, he found a golden jackal (Canis aureus naria) chasing his dog. The jackal then turned on Chamila, snarling. The villager managed to grab a wooden pole to […]
On Sept. 15, Aleksandr Rybin was checking a camera trap in Russia’s Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve when something red and long-tailed darted in the bushes in front of him. “A thought flashed in my head: cougar?” Rybin, a 45-year-old researcher at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Russia, said in a statement. “No, what cougar can be […]
For Cambodia’s last remaining Indochinese leopards (Panthera pardus delacouri), extinction could be just around the corner, a new study has found. The only breeding population of this leopard subspeciesin Cambodia is believed to occur within a large protected area complex in a part of the country called the Eastern Plains Landscape (EPL). But in just five […]
A cat’s ability to see in as little as one-sixth of the light needed by humans is attributed to a layer on the back of its retina known as the tapetum lucidum or “bright tapestry”. This layer gathers the light and reflects it back like a mirror to the light gathering cells of the eye, […]
These two young Leopard brothers (Panthera pardus) made for great partners as they double teamed any unfortunate prey that unwittingly passed near their vantage point overlooking the floodplain. Okavango Delta, Botswana
A Leopardess (Panthera pardus) is stopped in her tracks after a wary impala forces her to give up the hunt by alerting the herd to her presence – Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari With Savuti Camp
This massive male Leopard (Panthera pardus) makes it very clear that he is in total control of the sable antelope which he had brought down earlier. Okavango Delta, Botswana With Little Vumbura Camp and Wilderness Safaris.