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Feb. 24, 2017 — A study has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our ... read more

The First Iberian Lynx Infected by the Pseudorabies Virus

Feb. 22, 2017 — Matojo, the nine-month-old Iberian lynx cub found dead in 2015 in Extremadura, did not die from natural causes. His necropsy shows that it was the pseudorabies virus that triggered his sudden demise. ... read more

Cat Ownership Not Linked to Mental Health Problems

Feb. 21, 2017 — New research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental ... read more

Prides, Protection and Parks: Africa's Protected Areas Can Support Four Times as Many Lions

Feb. 21, 2017 — Africa's protected parks and reserves are capable of supporting three to four times as many wild lions if well funded and managed, according to a new report. The study shows that populations of ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Three carnivores -- tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog) -- seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict, new study in India ... read more

Snow Leopard and Himalayan Wolf Diets Are About One-Quarter Livestock

Feb. 8, 2017 — Around a quarter of Himalayan snow leopard and wolf diets are livestock, the rest being wild prey, according to a new ... read more

Carnivores More Seriously Threatened by Roads Than Previously Acknowledged

Feb. 8, 2017 — The effects of roads on carnivores have obviously been underestimated in worldwide species conservation. This is the conclusion of the first comprehensive global study on this topic. The protection ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a new study ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — A newly discovered wasp victimizes gall wasps by modifying their behavior and tunneling to freedom through their heads. It's a rare example of a parasite infecting a parasite, a process known as ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived, roamed through much of Central Asia before they were designated as extinct in the middle of the 20th century. But there is a chance that ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — Feral cats cover over 99.8 percent of Australia's land area, including almost 80 percent of the area of our islands. These are just some of the findings of new research which looks at the number ... read more

Dec. 26, 2016 — A new study confirms that the iconic cheetah is sprinting towards ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Southeast Asia is home to numerous felids, including the Asian golden cat and the bay cat. The two cat species are closely related sister species which split from each other 3.16 million years ago. ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — A recovery plan for the Western Hemisphere's largest cat species along the US-Mexico border has been released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), informing the position of USFWS on ... read more

Scientists Sequence the Genome of the Iberian Lynx, the Most Endangered Feline

Dec. 14, 2016 — Genomic analysis of the Iberian lynx confirms that it is one of the species with the least genetic diversity among individuals, which means that it has little margin for adaptation. The research ... read more

Scientists Devise New Method to Give 'Most Robust' Estimate of Maasai Mara Lion Numbers

Dec. 13, 2016 — Scientists have created a new method for counting lions that they say is the most robust yet devised. Using the Maasai Mara National Reserve and surrounding conservancies in Kenya as a case study, ... read more

New Research Reveals Extent of Human Threat to Lion Populations

Dec. 12, 2016 — Two new studies have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity, including trophy ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — The long-running debate about why just one of several canine distemper virus (CDV) outbreaks in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the past 25 years was fatal for lions and spotted hyenas has been ... read more

Nov. 24, 2016 — The parasite Toxoplasma gondii is a silent success. It infects up to 95% of people in many regions of the world, and most of them never know it, due to the parasite’s artful manipulation of its ... read more

Nov. 23, 2016 — A new plan has been developed to help guide multi-institutional efforts in conserving the jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Amazon ... read more

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