Leopard

We went to Tanzania with the specific intent to meet young animals and leopards. These big cats are not always easy to meet, and they can be too far to shoot a good picture, but there were a few nice meetings like this one: Leopard (Panthera Pardus, léopard). Tanzania, Seronera, Serengeti National Park, March 2013.

Jaws, on firm ground

Feline teeth are their most prominent exterior feature. Since the prehistoric Smilodon (the smiling feline) and its gigantic canines, big cats use their impressive dental characteristics to hunt. On the Laelaps web site, you will find a detaileld article on feline teeth, from yesterday to nowadays: What big teeth you have. Please, also notice the… Read More

Big cats roam free in UK (Really!)

Great Britain does not look like the place to look for big cats, but there are some large felines clearly not indigenous roaming freely in the United Kingdom. It is such a big thing that there is an investigative group collecting evidence about them: panthers, lions, cheetahs in the cold weather of England or Scotland.… Read More

Cheetahs, pumas and jaguars of Europe

Found on Tretrapod Zoology, a series of articles about prehistoric felines among which one can find big cats like lions, pumas, jaguars, cougars, cheetahs or leopards on continents where they totally disappeared later. Europe, where the sabre-tooths, lions and leopards are Pumas of South Africa, cheetahs of France, jaguars of England