Wild Cat Species of Texas

At 2011, Texas Parks & Wildlife say there are four wild cat species in Texas, USA: Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi) Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) There will be some disputes on this topic. The respected IUCN Red List (The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List) don’t include either …

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The wild cat species who failed to become the domestic cat

The DNA of all domestic cats has no trace of any wild cat species other than the African wildcat (also Near Eastern wildcat and Arabian wildcat – felis silvestris lybica). However, 10,000 years ago, there were a number of other suitable wild cat candidates who could have become the ancestor of the modern-day domestic …

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Some Wild Cat Vocalisations

I am pleased to be able to bring you some wild cat vocalisations thanks to Balázs Buzás. He is currently the Head of Department in the Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife (BCEAW) in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Before that he worked with cat species and other carnivores in the Rare Species Conservation Centre …

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Jaguarundi at the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park?

by President of the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists (9060 Indiantown Rd. Jupiter, FL, 33478) Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park – High ground On April 7, 2012 at 13:00 hours two guests visiting Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park / Riverbend Park in Jupiter, Florida reported seeing a very strange wild cat. The couple who are Florida natives saw …

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