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Friday Catblogging: Not Humans After All

A years-long search for a serial cat killer has found unexpected culprits. Amy Held reports London Police Outfoxed, Abandon 3-Year Search For Serial Cat Killer: It was a damp and dreary November nearly three years ago, when the London Metropolitan Police decided it was time to act. People kept calling with reports of grisly findings:…

Friday Catblogging: Lynx

The trial reintroduction of six Eurasian lynx in the Kielder Forest in Northumberland has become more likely as 100% of the landowners approached so far have given their approval. Read the full story: https://t.co/AdtJONrThM ? Neville Buck pic.twitter.com/5avhPHXpCr — BBC Wildlife (@WildlifeMag) August 14, 2018

Friday Catblogging: Milwaukee-Area Cougar

Henry J. Morgan reports The Wisconsin cougar has returned. This time reportedly in Lisbon as several residents see the wildcat: According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the cougar (puma concolor) is one of three wild cats native to the state, along with the bobcat and Canada lynx. It is the largest wildcat north…

Friday Catblogging: The Poachers’ Fate

Embed from Getty Images In a stunning instance of the animal kingdom taking karma into its own hands – or rather, paws – at least three poachers were mauled to death and then eaten by lions earlier this week after they illegally entered the Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa to hunt rhinos. “They strayed…

Friday Catblogging: Jaguars

Nadia Drake observes that The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans (“A writer comes face-to-face with the cat deep in the Amazon jungle and left with a new understanding of its surprising resilience to poaching and habitat loss”): The Ese’Eja, indigenous to this area of Peru, say that the jaguar only shows himself to…

Friday Catblogging: Can Humans and Lions Get Along?

“Lions are really causing us havoc,” laments an African pastoralist in Nani Walker and Alan Toth’s short documentary, Living with Lions. The film chronicles the conflict between lions and humans in Laikipia County, Kenya, where drought and urbanization have pushed people and wildlife into closer contact. Conservationists attempt to mitigate the encounters, which often begin…

Friday Catblogging: Cougar sighting verified in Washington County

Contact(s): Scott Walter, DNR Large Carnivore Specialist, 608-267-7865 or Dianne Robinson, Wildlife Biologist, 262-424-9827 MADISON- Video footage of a large cat submitted by landowners in Washington County has been verified by Department of Natural Resources biologists as a cougar. The animal was recorded on a security camera during the early morning hours of Feb. 7…

Film: Hawaii – The Pace of Formation

Hawaii – The Pace of Formation from Givot on Vimeo. “Hawaii – The Pace of Formation” is a window into the creation of an island. The Kilauea Volcano’s continued flow of lava into the ocean is one of the few places in the world to provide a front row seat of an island’s formation. The…