Caturday - Panthera tigris Edition

Wow. I'm not sure how to say this, but today's Caturday entry finishes things up for my series on extant felid species. I started this more structured approach to learning and writing about these cats at the end of July 2013, and I've managed to make it an almost weekly series since then. This isn't the end of… » 5/26/14 1:09am 5/26/14 1:09am

Caturday - Panthera uncia Edition

It's a day late, but I promise you all that it's worth it! » 5/11/14 10:27pm 5/11/14 10:27pm

The Snow Leopard (Panther uncia) is a large wildcat that can be found in the mountains of Central and South Asia. Specifically, they live in Kunlun and Tannu-Ola Mountains (Siberia), Altai and Sayan Mountains (Russia), Tian Shan Mountains (Tajikistan,…

Caturday - Leopardus pajeros Edition

The Pampas Cat (Leopardus or Oncefelis pajeros) is a small wildcat that can be found in the Andes of South America. Though it is called "Pampas" after the plains of the South American lowlands, it actually lives in dry forests at elevations of 16,000 feet (5,000 meters). It is often confused for the Andean Mountain… » 4/12/14 12:43pm 4/12/14 12:43pm

Caturday - Leopardus pardalis Edition

The Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a small wildcat that is widely-distributed all throughout South America, and has even been seen as far north as Mexico and Texas. It's also called the dwarf leopard due to its appearance, and the word Ocelot comes from the Nahuatl word ocelotl, which the ancient peoples of Mexico… » 3/22/14 12:16pm 3/22/14 12:16pm

Caturday - Leopardus guigna Edition

The Kodkod ( Leopardus guigna » 2/09/14 11:51am 2/09/14 11:51am) is a small wildcat with a small population distribution - it can only be found in central and southern Chile, and sometimes in the parts of Argentina that border that range. The Kodkod's effective population size is about 10,000, with a declining trend. It is also called by locals.