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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:26 pm 
I didn't know whether to post these in the gallery and then thought I'd better add them here as they're not of Bengals :wink:

These beauties live down the road from me at Marwell Zoo - it was siesta time for the servals but still lunchtime for the ocelots - they also had two kittens that were throwing their food in the air - now where have I seen that sort of behaviour before....?!

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Hope the first one doesn't upset anyone too much with the detail?? I will remove it if anyone's offended......

Teresa x


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:29 pm 
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Gorgeous!!! Nice rosettes! :lol: :lol:
Not at all offended, that's what they do...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:37 pm 
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wow! bet you had a lovely day!!

again, not at all offended, it's nature. bet it was funny to see them playing with their food just like our little ones hehe!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:59 pm 
I was a bit worried someone would spot what appear to be a pair of ears :shock:

Yes, Marwell is a great place, just down the road from us - we did have a bit of a huff with them a while ago as they unfortunately lost two Amur leopards in what could be called avoidable circumstances - given that there are only a very few of these left in the world it was very upsetting....but it's generally a great place for conservation, and the enclosures are very good for photography - have a look on my Facebook account for some more pictures :-)

Teresa x


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:10 pm 
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bless em, they gotta eat.

it's sad about the amur leopards, i remember reading about those awhile back, didn't realise marwell had some (well, did have some).


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:19 pm 
They do still have two - a male and female, kept in a specially designed enclosure (separately most of the time :lol: ). One of the cats died as it managed to escape through the netting at the top of the enclosure and fell from a tree while a rescue attempt was happening - the other loss was a cub that crawled through the rockery that separates the male and female sections and it was attacked by the father - it was tragic and it should have all been avoided...but don't get me started on that as it makes me really mad :evil:

I did take a couple of photos of one of the leopards - didn't come out as well as the other ones (due to the really thick plexiglass separating us!) but here you go:

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(this is the female I think - the male was racing round like a...well, a Bengal!)

T x


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:26 pm 
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oh wow!

that's absolutely gorgeous!! fingers crossed for successful conservation work with those in the future & no more stupid accidents.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:33 pm 
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Lovely big cats ;).

If this is a big cat thread... ;)

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Yes this is my hand :mrgreen:

I was the one who anaesthesied this big guy, and I tried the catheter but didn't manage it :lol: (on the xray photo it's the zoo vet, not me ;)).
That was in a zoo in Quebec... ;)

There were some ocelots too but no photos online...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:03 pm 
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Aye carrumba....Thats one BIG paw pad! :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:36 pm 
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wow ann!!!

what a fantastic experience that must have been. i have a big soft spot for tigers, they are my favourite of the big ones. closely followed by all the rest tho hehe :lol:

what was wrong with that one? hope he was ok.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:40 pm 
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He had broken teeth (you can see one on the pic) and we filled them out ;) (well a dentist did :lol: ) to avoid infection.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:40 pm 
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fantasstic pics guys..
Im defo not offended by kitty having lunch.. would be more worried if he had a bigmac... :lol:

dont you just love the big cats...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:41 pm 
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Yep I love big cats!

Love'em enough to get this........



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It covers the whole of my back and took 3 and a half hours to complete - its also my own design :D

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:50 pm 
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nice claire! that's dedication :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:17 pm 
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This is one of the tigers at the animal refuge I volunteer at. They have tigers, lions, wolves, bears coyotes, fox....etc. This pic was taken while she was in her enclosure.

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Carol


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