Went to the zoo today and tried to visit all of the animals in the Metro Toronto Zoo that belongs to the cat family (Felidae). Here’s a list of all the big cats visited:
- Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
- Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia)
- Jaguar (Panthera onca)
- Cougar (Puma concolor)
- Lion (Panthera leo)
- Caracal (Caracal caracal)
- Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
- Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
- Cloud Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
I think that’s all the big cats in the Toronto Zoo, let me know if I missed any. Took nearly all day to visit all the cats. Unfortunately wasn’t really able to get a good photo for most of them. So here’s what I’ve got for the day.
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Went to shoot the big cats at the zoo today. Got a few shot of the caracal, one nice photo of the lion and a lot of cheetah photos.
Caracals are said to be bird’s worst nightmare. They are so agile that their can take a dash, jump up in the air and grab the birds when they try to fly away. This is one of the pair living in the Toronto Zoo. It patrols its route meticulously. And at time stares down the noise Canada goose that’s making a lot of noise on the side. Lucky for the geese that the caracals can’t reach them.
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This is the great 2001 predators roundup. Now this year the most exciting thing is obviously the birth of two Siberian Tiger cubs. However, these other predators deserves some air time as well.
These are Arctic Wolfs, distinguished from the Gray Wolf by their year round white coat and shorter snort and ears.
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