07 Sep

National Geographic Releases Panthera Video: ‘Elusive Golden Cat Filmed’


National Geographic has just released this narrated video featuring the first known video clips of a living, wild African golden cat, taken by Panthera Kaplan scholar Laila Bahaa-el-din in Gabon, and additional camera trap photos of this elusive wild cat.  Watch the video to see a young, male African golden cat hunting a bat at night and get a rare, up-close look at the species as the same male cat sits directly in front of Panthera’s camera trap. Also learn about the research being carried out in Gabon by Laila Bahaa-el-din to learn more about this species, and find out what scientists do know about the ecology of the least studied wild cat in the world.

Watch Panthera’s videos and learn more about the species.

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