Naples Zoo Blog - July 2017

Naples Zoo Blog

Your Sweet Tooth's Connection to Asia's Long-Toothed Cat

By Tim Tetzlaff, Director of Conservation   Clouded leopards have the distinction of having the longest canines for their body size of any cat - about the same length as felines many times their size. But these toothy wonders pose no threat to people. On the other hand, our taste in sweets – along with about half our packaged goods – pose a threat to these elegant cats. Luckily, there’s an app for that. The Cats in Question Clouded leopards live in the dense fores... Read More
at Thursday, July 13, 2017

South America's Rare Giants Continue to Surprise

By Tim Tetzlaff, Director of Conservation Like innocents arriving through a portal from the Pleistocene past, South America’s giant armadillos and giant anteaters naively wander a gauntlet of modern dangers. To give voice to these quiet creatures, a team of conservationists led by Dr. Arnaud Desbiez and supported by zoos continues to raise awareness as they answer foundational questions that just may let these creatures survive in the today’s Anthropocene age. Their efforts we... Read More
at Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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