Modern North American cougars are part North American cheetah

It is now widely accepted through ancient mitochondrial DNA analysis that North America’s Pleistocene “cheetahs” were actually offshoots of the modern cougar lineage and were not directly ancestral to the cheetah of the Old World. However, these mitochondrial DNA studies … Continue reading

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The jackals and the cheetah and a glimpse of how dog domestication may have happened

We think of interactions between predators as always antagonistic.  Meat is hard to come by, and if one comes by meat on the hoof, it is unlikely that the owner-operator of said flesh will give it up willingly.   Meat is … Continue reading

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CHEETAH CUB AND LAB PUPPY ARE BEST FRIENDS

Misi, a 4-month-old cheetah, and Cash, a 3-month-old yellow lab, were best friends from the start. This adorable duo is being raised at the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio as part of the zoo’s commitment to cheetah conservation. With only … Continue reading

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