Jaguar who turned into Jaws: Sneaky big cat swims across river and then pounces on reptile basking on a sandbank!
Photographer Justin Black
WOOOO! Flying caracal! *w*
Thank You, Patrick!
Oh my gods, this is a very wonderful shot! *0*
The back and powerful shoulders of an endangered Sumatran Tiger.
Photographer: Jason Edwards
I think sumatran tigers are my favorite tigers…
Source: National Geographic
Prettyful cat! *w*
I love servals… ♥
Source: Flickr / tambako
A Russian zoo is home to a unique animal - the liger. It is half-lioness, half-tiger. Mother Zita is pictured licking her one month old liliger cub
I thought ligers were infertile.
Most half-breed animals like ligers and zedonks are, but some of them aren’t by some cool fluke UwU
More irresponsible breeding from zoos, what a surprise!
With both lions and tigers in so much peril, cross-breeding the two for nothing more then a novelty is seriously harmful to conservation efforts. Not to mention that crossing two very different species leaves the animal mentally confused and messed up, (for example, lions are very social while tigers are very solitary.) Ligers also often have serious physical health problems.
Any zoo that takes part in this sort of novelty breeding should be boycotted.
The babies look a bit too leopard-ish… no?
Aren’t they supposed to look more like this?
I don’t know much about felines and hybrids, though, so I don’t know…
Source: Daily Mail
By Afghan Puteh
Reblogging because best tigerpaw reference I’ve ever seen! *w*
Morena with leaves of Summer
Saturday, January 19th 2012
Twin Cats Always Mirror Each Other in Sleep
Scientists are baffled by twin cats, Merry and Pippin, who reportedly always sleep in an exact mirror image of one another.
“Even if we place them in disparate starting positions or in separate rooms, they somehow always wind up sleeping exactly like the other,” said leading cat biologist and feline sleep expert Dr. Tobias Winslow. ”I’ve never seen anything like it.”
A polysomnogram revealed nothing out of the ordinary about the cats’ brain functions, eye movements, muscle activity, breathing or heart rhythms. ”We had expected to find that Merry and Pip were synched up on an internal level,” explained Winslow, “but it is literally just in the way they position their bodies for slumber.”
More tests will be done later this month during a scheduled comprehensive sleep study.
Source: Flickr / sunshineness
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