A serval cat in Seattle
January, 2008, was a bizarre month for Seattle animal workers, who found two wild serval cats wandering around the city. The cats, native to Africa and resembling miniature cheetahs, were suspected to have been raised in captivity by an illegal handler, a sure sign of the emerging black market for wild African game in the U.S.. Both servals, which grow to 40 pounds and can leap more than 10 feet straight into the air, were taken into specially-made shelters by Seattle Animal Enforcement.
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Photographer Steve Winter is used to working in tough terrain. But the urban jungle—Griffith Park, in central Los Angeles—has its own challenges, as he... More Photographer Steve Winter is used to working in tough terrain. But the urban jungle—Griffith Park, in central Los Angeles—has its own challenges, as he learned while trying to photograph an elusive big cat that calls the park home. Read the article, and see more photos, online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/cougars/chadwick-text. National Geographic Photo Engineering and Remote Engineering contributed to the assignment.
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