Category Archives: felids

Readers’ wildlife photos and videos

Today we have photos (and one video) of wildlife in captivity: a baby tiger and baby lion. These come from Michael Glenister, whose captions are indented (he also gave me permission to post the video on YouTube). Sorry to do this to you, but I thought you would like to see the photos, even though […]

Readers’ cats

Today I got a note from Colin McLachlan of Crail in Scotland (a place I’ve been), enclosing a photo of his new Bengal kitten. It was such a lovely beast that I had to share it with you.  So enjoy, as the weekend commences, this lovely felid. Colin’s notes are indented: Thanks to your bad […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and videos

Origami artist and physicist Robert Lang has contributed several batches of photos to this site, and today proffers an especially nice contribution of photos and videos. Bocats! I’ll let him tell you about it. This email combines two of the great passions of WEIT: Reader’s Wildlife Photos™, and kitties! Last year I moved to Southern […]

Asiatic lioness adopts leopard cub

by Greg Mayer A paper just published by Dheeraj Mittal and colleagues in Ecosphere reports an Asiatic lioness (Panthera leo persica) that adopted a leopard (Panthera pardus) cub, nursing and feeding it along with its own two cubs for six weeks. As WEIT readers know, Asiatic lions survive in only a single relict population in […]

Paris, day 3: More food, cats, and scenery

Another day, another 3 hours of walking, followed by a big lunch followed by a food coma (I am again forgoing a nap to write this). The walk revealed lots of goodies, including food, cat-related items, and other interesting accoutrements of Paris. This morning mandated a visit to La Maison d’Isabelle, a bakery at the […]

Paris: Food, cats, and scenery

I think the three items in the title just about cover most of what’s interesting in Paris. When you Americans are reading this post after breakfast, I’ve already downed a huge lunch and am back in my hotel for a postprandial nap. In fact, I’m fighting to stay awake typing this. It’s not jet lag, […]

Readers’ wildlife

We have contributions from two readers today. The first is a stunning leucistic pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), with the photo taken by Peter Thornquist and sent in by his friend, reader Gregory. The bird is the subject of an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (click on screenshot), An excerpt: The leucistic pileated Thornquist photographed Saturday was […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a second set of lovely photos from Ralph Burgess, taken in Kruger National Park in South Africa (first set here). His notes are indented; I’ve added the scientific names. Yes, we have felids! Lion cubs (Panthera leo) are cute and cuddly… …until they turn into this.   I saw a pair of fearsome battle-scarred […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

If you’ve got some good wildlife photos lying around, think about sending them to me! Today we have some photos by reader William Savage, taken when he used to live in Arizona. His notes and IDs are indented. These photos were taken in the yard of the house where we lived in Tucson, AZ, during […]

Christmas kitties

by Greg Mayer Peyton, the Philosophical Cat, is not much moved by the holidays, except that, with someone at home during the day more frequently, she’ll be able to have her midday treat more often—her choice between salmon snacks or a paté. Unusually, she’s not taken to sleeping under the tree this year, but she […]