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  • AnLand by AnLand moderator

    Here we have another one ( #lion right?, although the fur coloration looks a bit leopardish at the legs) with #vocalization (not the lion?)

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  • loisendaan by loisendaan

    looks like a gold cat , see video at arkive .org

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  • AnLand by AnLand moderator

    I thought about that, but are they this big? Would explain why also the tail looks different.

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  • loisendaan by loisendaan

    Yes they are, I have seen skins that could be mistaken for leopards and they are very variable in color

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  • Boleyn by Boleyn moderator

    wow!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator

    I'm sorry but I disagree. Golden cats are middle sized and not as 'robust' as this cat. They're about twice the size of a domestic cat.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator

    Their tail is not as long. Compare with this picture: http://www.aidforafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/African-golden-cat_Gabon-2.jpg

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  • ksigler by ksigler moderator

    Yes, the neck and head on this thing are huge, as well.

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  • Snorticus by Snorticus

    Could it be a cheetah or is it too robust? I think it is within the distribution range?

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  • MimiA by MimiA scientist, moderator

    i would say #leopard or lion

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  • yshish by yshish moderator

    No, definitely not a cheetah:). It must be a lion or a leopard. One of these.

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  • loisendaan by loisendaan

    this interested me ,so I looked at another explanation, that is the rare spotted lion , includes the black ears , the markings on the legs .

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  • Snorticus by Snorticus

    Seems to have dark cheeks & tail, the mouth area and jawline are lighter. What cat has that weird color & pattern? All in all it's odd.

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  • Snorticus by Snorticus

    Also those baboons sound very concerned about it's proximity.

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  • lauraklynn by lauraklynn moderator

    #dailyzoo

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  • depuppy3 by depuppy3

    leopard

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  • paleosue by paleosue

    Wow!

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  • Boleyn by Boleyn moderator

    could it be a natural hybrid between lion and leopard? Spotted lions (hybrids) have only been bred in zoos.

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  • AnLand by AnLand moderator

    At least that would be my favorite idea at the moment. Body build looks a bit too robust (head & neck) for leopard.

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  • AnLand by AnLand moderator

    But I do not know enough about natural (biological) variability in these species.

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  • MimiA by MimiA scientist, moderator

    #DryLake

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  • Felpa by Felpa

    #feline

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  • AnLand by AnLand moderator

    #off_vocalization #night

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  • jwidness by jwidness moderator

    #guinea #baboon

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  • AnLand by AnLand moderator

    #LeoMaleDL01 #leopard #male #adult #DryLake #left_side

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