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cats with EGO

Post by falkor » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:13 am

I just love cats - but these look fabulous!!
Image Lewis Smith, Environment Reporter
Keepers looking after the world’s smallest and most fearless species of cat are celebrating the birth of four tiny kittens the size of mice.

Rusty spotted cats are little bigger than rats when fully grown and the kittens were estimated to weigh 40 grams, a third of a domestic cat’s kitten, when they were born.

In the wild the rusty spotted cat, Prionailurus rubiginosus, is found in Sri Lanka and parts of India where it has evolved into two sub-species.

Little is known of its lifestyle or even how many there are in the wild, but keepers caring for the animals at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent describe them as fearless.

“A female with kittens will defend them without thinking of herself. They will quite happily attack us – they are so small we have to be careful not to tread on them, said Neville Buck, head of the zoo’s small cat section.

“In their own minds these cats are tigers – they think they are much bigger than they really are. They are quite fearless.”

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Re: cats with EGO

Post by Sas » Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:28 pm

Very cool mate

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