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Post: # 178051Unread post Gary Oak
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:04 pm

I would have thought that with only an estimated 16 cats of this finally proven to exist cat species that they would start a captive breeding program. It does look like a large house cat. http://tweetcat.net/scientists-corsica- ... xFYLiLDWbk



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Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:34 pm

I could see these being in aquariums all over the world one day soon. That red tail makes them look quite good. I would imagine that they would be easy to raise and increase in numbers. https://www.disclose.tv/creature-that-e ... ZPKfIhYE8I

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Post: # 178188Unread post Renee
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:47 pm

Gary Oak wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:04 pm
I would have thought that with only an estimated 16 cats of this finally proven to exist cat species that they would start a captive breeding program. It does look like a large house cat. http://tweetcat.net/scientists-corsica- ... xFYLiLDWbk
Looks like a regular old feral cat to me.
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Post: # 178191Unread post Gary Oak
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:36 pm

I agree however it’s a bit too big and I am not sure if they don’t have different habits. Perhaps these cats or it’s close relatives are the cat species that our house cats came from. The experts believe that this is a new species.

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Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:06 pm

My late cat was the same size.. And he was a normal cat.

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Post: # 178202Unread post Odinson
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:46 pm

What is this creature?

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Post: # 178207Unread post Gary Oak
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:45 am

Perhaps a DNA study is needed.
Odinson wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:06 pm
My late cat was the same size.. And he was a normal cat.

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Post: # 178322Unread post Gary Oak
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:14 pm

Pikas are pretty cool but this thought extinct one is exceptionally adorable. The magic rabbit is a fitting name for it. https://www.disclose.tv/endangered-and- ... ieGUKeoBV4

Endangered And Extremely Rare ‘Magic Rabbit’ Spotted For The First Time In Decades

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The magic rabbit is native to the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China. Also known as the Ili Pika, it was first discovered in 1983 but most people are completely unaware that it even exists. Estimations place the number of magic rabbits left at less than 1000 and this number is continuously falling. In fact, if it weren't for this recent sighting, experts would have believed that it had vanished completely as it hasn't been seen for twenty long years.
How was it discovered if it's so rare?

The Ili Pika has gained a reputation among the experts studying it for its elusive nature. In fact, only 29 have actually be spotted in the wild since its discovery in 1983 by Weidong Li. This makes it incredibly difficult, near impossible in fact, to study it and fully understand its behavior and its ecology.

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Weidong Li is a scientist out of the Xinjiang Institute for Ecology and Geography and is the person who discovered this strange creature. He is also the person who re-discovered it which is quite a poetic full circle. He was determined to find another one in the wild and gathered volunteers to go searching for it. It was found hiding behind a rock and Li was able to snap some photographs of it (see above).
Isn't this good news?

While it is good that it has been re-discovered, it is still far from the end of its battle. It's estimated that the population has declined almost 70% since its discovery almost 36 years ago due to climate change and habitat destruction - deforestation, urbanization, etc. Li says he first discovered it and he’ll feel so guilty if he sees it going extinct as well so he is going to do everything in his power to make sure that doesn't happen.



A video on the magic rabbit can be viewed above, a very interesting watch indeed. The Ili Pika is certainly a very cute animal. Sadly it's extremely endangered though and so no one can be 100% sure of its fate. All we can do now is hope and pray that the work of experts such as Li and other environmentalists is enough to save this rare, beautiful creature from permanent extinction…

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Post: # 178331Unread post Blue Frost
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:39 am

Cute, a little smaller than the South America ones it seems, and thinner built.

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