Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cougar-Wolf Interactions

Maybe you've heard the expression "fighting like cats and dogs." But what happens in the wild, when a top feline predator encounters a top canine predator? Steve Grooms offers a fascinating look into that scenario:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Coyotes, Wolves, Cougars... Forever!

I discovered a marvelous blog today that, like this one, explores the past, present, and future of both wolves and big cats (with coyotes included for good measure). As written on the blog, Coyotes, Wolves, Cougars...Forever "is a site that invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on the suite of native animals(predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization."

I'm looking forward to reading more!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Texas Tail Saves Florida Panthers, for Now

Texas Tail Saves Florida Panthers, for Now

By Brandon Keim

"In a rare story of conservation success, a last-ditch effort to save the Florida panther has slowed, if not reversed, the marvelous animal’s decline."

(Click on the link/title above to read the entire article.)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lost tiger population discovered

Lost tiger population discovered

Lost Land of the Tiger will be broadcast on BBC One at 21.00BST on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd September.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wolves in the Midwest vs. the West

Wolves in the Midwest vs. the West. What’s the Difference? Us.

The article by Brodie Farquhar, linked above, does a good job of exploring the differences in attitudes toward wolves around the country. Referencing a master's thesis by Melanie Jane Houston, Farquhar writes:
What Houston found is that overall, media attitudes toward wolves are largely negative and have become more so in the past decade. Houston’s research contradicts analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that public attitudes toward wolves has improved over the past three decades.
Not a good sign for the wolves.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Tale of Two Tigers: Escape in Miami, Revenge in Russia

A Tale of Two Tigers: Escape in Miami, Revenge in Russia

"Tiger tales like these always make me think of Chris Rock. I know it sounds odd, but he inevitably is called to mind on the basis of one particular stand-up act. After one or another various circus-based tiger attacks, this comedian sagely quipped, 'That tiger ain’t go crazy. That tiger went tiger!'" ~ Dr. Patty Khuly