A look at potentially the world’s smallest cat, the rusty-spotted cat of India and Sri Lanka. A tiny small rodent and bird hunter that is shy, elusive and very, very cute.
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Caturday Special: The Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)
A look at one of the world’s most elusive but beautiful cats, Asia’s marbled cat. A small cat that lives and hunts in the trees (arboreal) and has exceptionally long canine teeth for reasons we will discuss.
Belated Caturday Special: Hybrids
We look at the phenomenon of hybrids with specific focus on hybrid cats. We look at some domestic hybrid species, as well as big cats like the liger and the tigon.
Caturday Special: The Cougar (Puma concolor)
We look at the cougar, or puma, or mountain lion – it’s a cat of many names mainly caused by its wide distribution. It is a big cat, but it is more closely related to small cats, it is absolutely beautiful, it loves the mountains and it rarely attacks people. We also discuss the hybridisation with texan cougar of the Florida Panther, in order to save that sub-population from inbreeding problems.
Caturday Special: The Kodkod, Leopardus guigna
In this article we discuss the smallest cat in the Americas, the kodkod, of which little is known. We do our best to talk its habitats, diet and behaviours.
Also included is a discussion about the interdependent mutualisms between brazil nut trees, agouti and euglossine (or orchid) bees that maintain their ecosystem and why the study of smaller, lesser known species is important lest we ruin sensitive mutualisms like it without knowing.
Caturday Special: Serval, Leptailurus serval
A short Caturday Special about the wonderful and elegant-looking medium-sized African Wildcat, the Serval. Giving a rundown of what it is, what it eats, when it’s active, how it has babies and most importantly why breeding them with domestic cats to make savannah cats is a bad idea.
Caturday Special: The Scottish Wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia)
A look at the Scottish wildcat, the reasons for its endangered status, and the conservation efforts being undertaken to save it from the brink of extinction.
Caturday Special: The Snow Leopard, Panthera uncia
One of the most beautiful and majestic creatures on planet Earth, the snow leopard, Panthera uncia, gets a brief. Find out how floofy they are, why their tails are amazing, a potentially sad theory why they bite them and why threats they face into the future.