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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 12:59 PM
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Wild cats are just so beautiful
My dream job is to one day work with exotic felines.



These guys are seven weeks old.

Aren't they precious?
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xJlM Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:02 PM
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1. Beautiful
Nothing quite as impressive as a wild cat. Too bad we're making their world uninhabitable.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:03 PM
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2. Oh I know...I love hunting them
They look so good stuffed....JUST KIDDIN'
Posted cause my Lion can ad to the wild cat theme
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:04 PM
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3. They look like they're up to no good.
World domination, feline-style. Be afraid.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:04 PM
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4. They are indeed!
Gorgeous eyes! Are they jaguars?
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:05 PM
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6. are panthers and jaguars the same?
The cutline: Seven weeks old black panther cubs Ajun and Ajan are presented to photographers at the Wuppertal, western Germany, Zoo, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003. The panthers were born at the zoo on Aug. 30, 2003.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:07 PM
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8. I dunno. I don't think so.
But I don't know what the difference is. Maybe it's that jaguars are spotted and panthers tend to have all black fur. But you can see spots on these panthers too.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:15 PM
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11. found some info -- they are NOT the same
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 01:18 PM by CatWoman
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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:22 PM
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13. Regular jaguars are quite beautiful as well
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:27 PM
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14. Look at this beauty, a black jaguar from one of your sites
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:13 PM
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10. Not the same
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 01:21 PM by oneighty
Jaguars and panthers.

I understand that the American panther is not a "Panther", it is a lion.

What's in a name, a cat by any other name is as sweet. Unless they eat you.

180

Edit: Google "North America Mountain Lion" Interesting.

180
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:05 PM
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5. a two headed black panther?
that must be very rare indeed.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:07 PM
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7. If I had a two-headed panther,
I'd name them Mary Kate & Ashley.
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thom1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:12 PM
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9. I love the blue eyes!
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:19 PM
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12. Awwwww!
I just love cat babies!
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:29 PM
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15. Ask Roy how beautiful they are
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 01:31 PM by WilliamPitt
He should be able to speak about their beauty in a year or so, after they repair his throat.

Cute as hell. Predators. Keep away.

'Skull surgery' for magician Roy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/showbiz/319993...

Part of the skull of injured animal trainer Roy Horn has been removed to reduce pressure on his brain, according to a US newspaper.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal also said Horn was paralysed on the left side of his body after suffering a stroke.

Horn, part of the famous Siegfried and Roy act, was mauled by a male white tiger during a show in Las Vegas on October 3.

...more...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:30 PM
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16. No shit...I'll admire them from a safe distance, thanks!
They are beautiful animals though. :-)
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:48 PM
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19. Even though the animal mauled Roy
he still admires and respects those cats -- as do I.

I'm very happy that the animal won't be destroyed.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:37 PM
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23. heck, i'da gone upside roy's head, too...
if he'd hit me in the face 5 times with a microphone!

wtf was he thinking?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:34 PM
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17. I love them
But it galls me when I hear about folks owning them as pets. I was watching a National Geographic special on MSNBC and it was just horrible some of the stuff they were talking about. This one guy lost his daughter because his ex-wife and her husband bought the little girl a pair of wild cats (I think they were tigers but I could be wrong).

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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:42 PM
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18. Good thread
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 01:43 PM by kwolf68
There is no such thing as a "Black Panther"...It is actually a Leopard where the mommie and daddy both carried recessive genes for this fur color.

Who knows what colors of cats there once were...I too love these animals and have dedicated my lives to their survival via genetic research (well, not yet...but im getting there.)

Because the "activism" of conservation can be so tiring and evoke so much anger, I decided to pursue my graduate degree with the hopes I can give something back to the animal kingdom to combat the so much we take.

And YES...These animals are dangerous predators with thousands of years of instinct evolved in them. Even if you raise a big cat from a cub, it is always dangerous. Even Cheetah's (a fairly light cat w/ dull claws) can pose a great threat to a person.

Heck even my domestic calico attacks me now and again and I raised her from a kitten...its natural. Only difference, she causes very little harm (with the exception of some scratchers here and there.)

IF YOU want to work with exotic felines do so in the confines of an AZA accredited institution, you will be truly rewarded emotionally and spiritually especially if you love animals.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 01:50 PM
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20. You see the two terrors in my sig line?
I have to wrestle Streak like crazy to clip her claws.

She just ain't having it!! :D
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:25 PM
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21. I like to watch the big cats show on Animal Channel
And then watch my own little cat. When she behaves similarly, I think of how she's just like her relatives. That's part of the charm of having a cat, I think, because they are so similar to wild cats but yet they are domesticated.


Cher

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:29 PM
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22. My cats watch the big cat shows with me
One of them really likes the cat food commercial where a black and white housecat stalks a zebra.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:57 PM
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25. I encourage my cat to watch her relatives
...but all she's interested in is winter vacation spots, as you can see by what's on the TV screen.




Cher
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Character Assassin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:55 PM
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24. Not to be contrary, or anything, but no, they're not.
So there ;-)
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