Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jaguars photographed at plantation in Columbia

"Panthera's Jaguar Corridor Initiative seeks to connect and protect jaguar populations from Argentina to Mexico within human-dominated landscapes, such as oil palm plantations, to preserve the species' genetic diversity."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Russia to Create a "Land of the Leopard" National Park

Photo by Scotti Cohn
 "Land of the Leopard" national park will create a new protected area in the Russian Far East, safeguarding 1,011 square miles of habitat for critically endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers and the world's rarest big cat, the Far Eastern leopard.

Read more HERE.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wolf Park Curator on "The Grey"

A message from Wolf Park about the movie "The Grey":
"Using "The Grey" to understand wolves is like using Hannibal Lecter to understand humans. This film, which perpetuates the myth that wolves and humans cannot coexist, is being released at a time when wolves have been taken off of the endangered species list. We fear that conservation efforts will be hindered by misinformation disseminated by popular fiction such as "The Grey," and, of course, Wolf Park deplores harming of animals for human entertainment."
Head Animal Curator at Wolf Park responds to “The Grey” film in which wolves were harmed in the making.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tigers of Sariska

"Baghani, named after a village inside Sariska National Park, is one of the five big cats relocated into the park by the Rajasthan forest department as part of the tiger revival project." ~ Reviving Sariska's Tiger Footprints by Alexina Correya, Hindustan Times

Be sure to check out Tiger Dynasty, part of a five-documentary BBC series on endangered wildlife.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wolves and Bobcats, Oh My!

Art by Susan Detwiler - from Big Cat, Little Kitty

What could be better for Wolf and Cat (The Blog) than a blog that features really cool photos of . . . wolves and a cat?

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Would they? Could they? Do they?

Photo by Scotti Cohn
There's been a bit of a stir among wolf enthusiasts about the portrayal of our "darlings" in the movie The Gray, starring Liam Neeson. 

To find out whether the movie does wolves a terrible disservice or presents them as they really are, Marc Silver interviewed Daniel MacNulty, a wildlife-ecology professor at Utah State University whose research on Arctic wolves is funded in part by the National Geographic Society.

The article makes for fascinating reading:

Would Real Wolves Act Like the Wolves in The Gray?

Monday, January 23, 2012

"Mr. Mom"?

Male tigers double as mothers for their cubs

Photo by Scotti Cohn
"Pictures taken at the Ranthambore National Park on Saturday evening by wildlife conservator and photographer Balendu Singh show that the male tigers do double up as mothers for their cubs." ~ Bhanu Pratap Singh, The Times of India

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wolf OR7 Enters California

photo by Scotti Cohn
 “Whether one is for it or against it, the entry of this lone wolf into California is an historic event and result of much work by the wildlife agencies in the West,” said DFG Director Charlton H. Bonham. “If the gray wolf does establish a population in California, there will be much more work to do here.”

Read more at the Department of Fish and Game NEWS.