Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wild Cat Found Mimicking Monkey Calls

Wild Cat Found Mimicking Monkey Calls; Predatory Trickery Documented for the First Time in Wild Felids in Americas

ScienceDaily (July 9, 2010) — In a fascinating example of vocal mimicry, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and UFAM (Federal University of Amazonas) have documented a wild cat species imitating the call of its intended victim: a small, squirrel-sized monkey known as a pied tamarin. This is the first recorded instance of a wild cat species in the Americas mimicking the calls of its prey.

International Wolf Center Retires 10 year old - Shadow

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lincoln Park Zoo

Recently I did a book signing at Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago).
The weather was not terribly cooperative, but I was still 
able to get a few good pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Lion!