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Archive for March 2007

Here are all the posts written in 2007 March.

The Orange and Red Tigers

The Orange and Red Tigers

Orange Tigers Orange is the standard colour for the tiger. All other colours are caused by recessive genes (white), or sometimes by inbreeding (black). It is often considered that breeding facilities should aim only to produce the orange tiger as the colour is true to species and colours such as that of the white tiger […]

The myth of the maltese tiger

While in south-eastern China American missionary Harry R. Caldwell described a clear sighting of a tiger coloured deep shades of blue and maltese (bluish-gray). Caldwell was experienced in recognising tigers and during his time in China he shot literally dozens of the big cats. September of 1910 saw Caldwell in the Fujian Province and watching […]

Can You Read This ?

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Lynx – Habitat

Lynx - Habitat

The lynx inhabits the high altitude forests with dense cover of shrubs, reeds and grass. Though the cat hunts only on the ground, it can climb trees and swim. Though it can be found in the northern regions of Scandinavia, it is primarily found in North America and also in pockets in the Himalayas. The […]

Lynx – Behaviour

Lynx - Behaviour

General behavioural traits resemble that of a leopard. Lynxes are usually solitary, although a small group of lynxes can travel and hunt together. Mating takes place in the late winter. Its desired resting place is in crevices or under ledges, and it gives birth to 2 to 4 kittens once a year. It feeds on […]

Lynx – Appearance

Lynx - Appearance

Lynxes have short tails, and usually a tuft of black hair on the tip of the ears. They have a ruff under their neck which has black bars (not very visible) and it looks like a bowtie. They have large paws padded for walking on snow, and long whiskers on the face. The color of […]

Lynx Species

Lynx Species

The four species placed in this genus are: Lynx lynx, Eurasian Lynx Lynx canadensis, Canada Lynx Lynx pardinus, Iberian Lynx Lynx rufus, Bobcat Eurasian Lynx While the Eurasian Lynx bears rather pallid markings, the Iberian Lynx has distinctive, leopard-like spots with a coat that is often light gray or various shades of light brown-yellowish. Some […]

Cats – History

Cats - History

Neolithic The exact history of human interaction with cats is still somewhat vague. However, a gravesite discovered in 1983 in Shillourokambos, Cyprus, dating to 7500 BC, during the Neolithic period, contains the skeletons of a ceremonially buried human and a type of young cat. Since cats are not native to Cyprus, this suggests that cats […]

Cats – Genetics

Cats - Genetics

The domestic cat and its closest wild ancestor both possess 38 chromosomes, in which over 200 heritable genetic defects have been identified, many homologous to human inborn errors. Specific metabolic defects have been identified underlying many of these feline diseases. There are several genes responsible for the hair color identified. The combination of them gives […]

Tigers – Subspecies

Tigers - Subspecies

There are nine subspecies of tiger, three of which are extinct and one of which is almost certain to become extinct in the near future. Their historical range (severely diminished today) ran through Russia, Siberia, Iran, Afghanistan, India, China and south-east Asia, including the Indonesian islands. The South China Tiger is believed to be the […]