WildCat Chat ~ ‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude ~ November 20, 2017

‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude I wrote a portion of this WildCat Chat in November 2008 just after the election of Barack Obama. In 2008, we, as a nation were under extreme financial distress: “For many of us the past year has been nothing short of a bumpy ride and we may feel … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ ‘Tis the Season for Giving & Gratitude ~ November 20, 2017

WildCat Chat ~ Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? ~ June 16, 2016

Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? Recent events at zoological parks around the world piqued my curiosity (yet again) in how these institutions actually serve as educators, contribute to the conservation of endangered species in the wild and how the public engages with and views the parks. What are the purposes of zoological parks? … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ Zoological Parks: Educators? Conservationists? Living Museums? Entertainers? ~ June 16, 2016

WildCat Chat ~ Ocelot Detained for Illegal Border Crossing ~ March 9, 2016

Ocelot detained for illegal border crossing This ocelot was spotted trying to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. and was apprehended by U.S. border patrol agents. When questioned by the agents, the ocelot invoked his right to remain silent. He spent the night in custody and is expected to be deported immediately. Meanwhile, … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ Ocelot Detained for Illegal Border Crossing ~ March 9, 2016

WildCat Chat ~ Feral Cats-Australia’s Non-native Wildcat ~February 11, 2016

Feral Cats – Australia’s non-native wildcat On January 16, 2016 “Felicitous felicide” an article about culling feral cats in Australia published in The Economist summarized, quite unconvincingly, Australia’s justification for their practice of culling feral cats. While I found no biological or scientific assessment in the article about methods, measuring outcomes, and maintaining a balanced … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ Feral Cats-Australia’s Non-native Wildcat ~February 11, 2016