Lioness corners leopard


This 27 June 2020 video from Kenya says about itself:

A young leopard, the son of a famous leopard named Fig, was cornered by a lioness from an unknown pride. The leopard managed to get away with its life when the lion got bored with messing with it.

Filmed with Gamewatchers safaris India and Porini camps.

Jaguarundi cats, video


This 19 May 2020 video says about itself:

This week in the latest of the wild cats of the Amazon, we’re talking about the jaguarundi. These cats may look like they’re in the weasel family, but they’re not!

Special thanks to the San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Ranch and WWF-Peru for sharing this footage with us. …

And shout out to our writer and biologist Romi Castagnino, who hosted, produced and shot this video!

COVID-19 kills dog, infects cats


This 29 April 2020 NBC TV video from the USA says about itself:

Pug In North Carolina Tests Positive For Coronavirus, May Be First Dog In U.S. | NBC Nightly News

The McLeans were part of an ongoing Duke University study testing households to learn about the virus. When three of them found out they were positive for COVID-19, they weren’t surprised when researchers told them their dog, Winston, had it too.

COVID-19 has killed a dog, an American bulldog, and has infected three cats.

All these animals lived at a fur business in the Netherlands, where caged minks had been infected earlier.

The Dutch government, reacting to this, has said that people who may be infected with coronavirus should not pet dogs or cats. It may infect the animals.

Pangolins, cats and COVID-19


This 2012 video is about pangolins.

Mammals known as scaly anteaters are natural hosts of coronaviruses, but are not likely the direct source of the recent outbreak in humans, according to a study published May 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Jinping Chen of the Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, the large-scale surveillance of coronaviruses in these animals, called pangolins, could improve our understanding of the spectrum of coronaviruses circulating in the wild, and could help prevent and control emerging infectious diseases: here.

In a study published today (May 13, 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pass the virus to other cats: here.

If you think you may have coronavirus, then don’t pet your cat or dog. You may infect them, the Dutch government says.

As China upgrades pangolins to the highest protected status level, an alternative approach to using long-standing forensic methods is helping wildlife crime investigators disrupt poachers and animal traffickers in an effort to bring them to justice: here.

Cheetah, vultures and lion in South Africa


This 28 April 2020 video from South Africa says about itself:

Cheetah kill at Sabi Sabi… with a twist…

An absolutely incredible weekend here at Sabi Sabi with alarm calls coming from the open area in front of Bush Lodge. We scanned the area and noticed a cheetah in the open area so we dashed off to find that he had managed to take down an impala.

Looking a bit nervous, as cheetahs do before eating, he eventually got going and dug into his kill. Soon after, the vultures started gathering in enormous numbers. Trying to fight off the vultures, the cheetah eventually got spooked and bolted away. The vultures dived in with no hesitation and not even a minute later, a young male lion came rushing in, chasing off the vultures and claiming the rest of the kill for himself. He dragged it off into some thick area where he finished it off.

We managed to catch up with the cheetah who moved a little way away and decided to rest after all the commotion.

Cougar cats of the Americas


This 31 March 2020 video says about itself:

Puma or cougar? Candid Animal Cam takes you to the Americas to meet this wild cat

Did you know that the puma (or the mountain lion, cougar or Florida panther) is the animal with the most names? That’s right, there are 80 different names for the animal from the Puma genus. This week, we’re talking about the different sub-species of puma found across the Americas.

Special thanks to the San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Ranch, WWF-Peru and Sean M. McHugh for sharing this footage with us. Every Tuesday, Mongabay will bring you a new episode of Candid Animal Cam, so subscribe and hit the bell icon to make sure you never miss a camera trap video again!

And shout out to our writer and biologist Romi Castagnino, who hosted, produced and shot this video!

Clouded leopard cubs in India, video


This 25 February 2020 video says about itself:

Clouded Leopard Cubs Grow Up | India’s Wild Leopards

In his quest to document India’s most elusive cat species, photographer and filmmaker Sandesh Kadur follows a pair of orphaned clouded leopards as they learn the skills they’ll need to survive in the wild.

Iberian lynx video


This January 2020 video from Spain says about itself:

The Iberian lynx is found in the Mediterranean forest and thickets, in very restricted areas of the Iberian Peninsula. In Spain in very few areas, well preserved and isolated from human activity, while in Portugal it seems to have become extinct. This type of habitat provides shelter and open pastures for hunting rabbits, which account for 90% of their diet. In most cases, the Iberian lynx lives in a solitary and nomadic way, and is very territorial, showing itself more sociable during the mating season.