One of the 20th century’s great English poets, A.S.J. Tessimond’s work was rediscovered in the 1970s and has since received great acclaim. Continue reading Cats – by someone less well known than T.S. Eliot
Monty Python’s 1969 “Dead Parrot Sketch” is a classic, but it has tragic overtones. Continue reading This is an ex-tiger!
At the beginning of the 19th century there were 40,000 tigers in the world. Today, around 4,000 are left in the wild, more than half of them in India. Continue reading Tiger, tiger…
Until recently the survival of the Iberian lynx, one of the world’s rarest wildcats, was in doubt. But conservation efforts are finally paying off. Continue reading The Iberian lynx: Prehistoric feline grace
Getting up close and almost personal with one of the world’s most beautiful and inscrutable big cats. Continue reading Snow leopard: A close encounter of the rarest kind
Clouded leopards live in the forests of Southeast Asia. The smallest of the big cats, their fur is dappled with dark, cloud-shaped markings ideal for camouflage. Continue reading Nothing nebulous about protecting the clouded leopard
The cheetah, that most elegant of large cats, is synonymous with speed and feline grace. Sadly, only about 12,400 remain in the wild. Of 25 African countries where they can be found, Namibia has the most, with about 2,500. And in Iran only about 60 critically endangered Asiatic cheetahs are believed to survive. Continue reading The privilege of making friends with a cheetah