Calendar - Wild eyes

For your eyes only: Another 2018 calendar!

This time, this is a calendar centered around the eyes of wild animals. Click to see all the pages and buy it.A calendar that you will love watching and which will be watching you. A a calendar right for the hidden ophthalmologist in you.

The lionness lunch

Found in the morning, this lionness had just kill a gnu (wildebeest). After eating most of it, she actually tried to hide the carcass in order to avoid seeing it stolen by others (hyenas or vultures, for example). Click on the thumbnails to enlarge them Lion (Panthera leo, Lion, León), Masai Mara, Kenya, September 2008.

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

Cheetahs and elephants roaming free in USA

Yesterday, we were speaking here about prehistoric big cats in places where they disappeared (e.g. Europe). Today, I want to point at a surprising proposal made by Josh Donlan. Recognizing that many big cats were roaming in North America tens of thousands of years ago, he want to re-introduce lions, cheetahs, elephants and other large… 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