Saving the World’s Deadliest Cat

  What is the world’s deadliest cat? The tiger or lion? Perhaps a leopard? Think smaller. Believe it or not, the deadliest cat on Earth is also one of the most diminutive—the black-footed cat. [...]

Propagating a Passel of Pallas’ Cats

Pallas' cat kitten produced by artificial insemination performed by CREW scientists (Photo: Columbus Zoo & Aquarium)
Pallas’ cats (Otocolobus manul) have been one of the focal species for conservation research at the Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) for the past 20 years. Our studies in [...]

Saving the Small Yet Mighty Sand Cat

Sand cat (Photo: Lisa Hubbard)
Co-written by Shasta Bray and Chelsea Wellmer “Is that a house cat?” This is a question we hear often from guests observing our sand cats, Najah and Saddie, in our Night Hunters building.  While [...]