Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats

A BBC News report Two big cats: the African lion and the Sunda clouded leopard are most at risk from extinction caused by loss of prey, according to a new analysis: Learning from the past to prepare for the future: Felids face continued threat from declining prey richness, published last month in the journal Ecography. … Continue reading Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ September 4, 2016

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, September 4, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ September 4, 2016

Paleo-genetics confirm that the cave lion was a species all its own

This week, Scientific American reviewed a new study: Mitogenomics of the extinct cave lion, “Panthera spelaea” and resolve its position within the Panthera cats’ species. From western Europe to the Yukon, the grasslands of the Northern Hemisphere used to belong to the cave lion. The bones of this massive and maneless cat, larger than today’s … Continue reading Paleo-genetics confirm that the cave lion was a species all its own