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Tilly, a female Tristam’s wildcat (Felis silvestris tristrami) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Tilly, a female Tristam’s wildcat (Felis silvestris tristrami) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Tilly, a female Tristam’s wildcat (Felis silvestris tristrami) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Tilly, a female Tristam’s wildcat (Felis silvestris tristrami) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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An endangered Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) at the Budapest Zoo.

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An endangered Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) at the Budapest Zoo.

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An endangered Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) at the Budapest Zoo.

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A Tristam’s wildcat (Felis silvestris tristrami), named Tilly, at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A Tristam’s wildcat (Felis silvestris tristrami), named Tilly, at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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An endangered flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) at the Taiping Zoo.

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An endangered flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) at the Taiping Zoo.

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An endangered flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) at the Taiping Zoo.

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An endangered flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) at the Taiping Zoo.

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An endangered flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) at the Taiping Zoo.

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A flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) at the Taiping Zoo.

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An African golden cat (Caracal aurata) named Tigri, at Park Assango, managed by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. This species is listed as vulnerable. This 7 year-old-male is the only African golden cat currently kept anywhere in captivity.

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A rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) at the Exmoor Zoo in England. This is one of the smallest cat species in the world.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Uncia uncia) named Rilu at the Miller Park Zoo. He likes to play hide and seek with his keepers every night during closing, and is very protective of his exhibit mate.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A federally endangered female Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Ahmedabad, India. This animal was named Urvashi, which means ‘one who controls the heart/beautiful and inspiring desire’. She was brought in as a rescue after killing and eating six young children.

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A federally endangered female Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Ahmedabad, India. This animal was named Urvashi, which means ‘one who controls the heart/beautiful and inspiring desire’. She was brought in as a rescue after killing and eating six young children.

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A federally endangered female Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Ahmedabad, India. This animal was named Urvashi, which means ‘one who controls the heart/beautiful and inspiring desire’. She was brought in as a rescue after killing and eating six young children.

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