18 Oct '11, 8pm

Illuminating Africa's most obscure cat

Illuminating Africa's most obscure cat

One of world's rarest cats caught on video for the first time (08/30/2011) Africa is known as a continent of felines: leopards, cheetahs, servals, caracals, and of course the one who wears the crown, the lion. But, few people travel to Africa to see, or have probably ever heard of, the African golden cat. Native to the rainforests of central Africa (from Kenya to Cameroon) with a separate population in West Africa, the African golden cat (Caracal aurata) is considered the continent's least-studied feline. However, a team of researchers is hoping to change this: using camera traps scientists have taken the first ever public video of the African golden cat. Leopards losing out to bushmeat hunters in competition for prey (08/25/2011) According to a surprising new study in the Journal of Zoology, bushmeat hunting is imperiling jungle-dwelling leopards (Panthera pardus ) in Afr...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1018-hance_bahaaeldin_inter...

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