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New leopards in Wild Cats World Leopard Conservation Project

On this picture you see the 2 new Wild Cats World leopard ambassadors: Felicia and brother Floris. Felicia will have our Felix as future partner and for Floris we have found a great home at a new association in our huge leopardproject. More info about the progress in our Conservation Project and the association with new partners in this, will follow shortly. Felicia and Floris are 3 weeks young, born in February 2013. The first ambassador Feline & Felix turned 18 months old and Feline’s future partner Félipe is 6 months now. In April Félipe will be moved permanently to our Spotted Cats Conservation Project in the Eastern Cape, S.A. and he will be introduced in time to Feline and if all goes well to Felix. If they get on well they can use two huge enclosures for the time being until Felicia arrives and they all reach the age of sexual maturity.

 

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Borneo Bay Cat (Pardofelis Badia)

One of the world’s least-known and most endangered wild cats, the bay cat, has been photographed by Panthera grantees Jedediah Brodie (Universiti Malaysia Sabah/ University of British Columbia) and Anthony Giordano (S.P.E.C.I.E.S/Texas Tech University). Their photograph is the first record of this very elusive cat in the Borneo highlands, at 1460 meters (approximately 4,800 feet).

The records add to our very limited knowledge of the species, which was photographed alive for the first time only in 1998 and where most previous records are from dense lowland forest under 800 meters (approximately 2,600 feet).

Borneo’s bay cat is so elusive that it took over a century before researchers got a chance to study a live one in detail. Covered in striking, rust-red fur with white under the tail and face stripes, this cat was officially named in 1874 on the basis of a skull and torn skin sent to England by the famous naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. Naturalists didn’t have a chance to study a live one until a bay cat was captured in 1992, and the cat remains so difficult to find that researchers know very little about how this secretive cat actually lives. The fact that the cat is so difficult to find is all the more frustrating because conservationists list the felid as endangered. The deforestation of Borneo may wipe out the bay cat before scientists get a chance to find out more about it.

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