piektdiena, 2011. gada 5. augusts

African Golden Cat and IUCN.

Hi! It is Friday finally! I am going to tell you about a big cat and a very important organization for nature!

African Golden Cat  (Profelis aurata) is wild cat that lives in tropical forests in Kenya, Senegal, Central African Republic and Angola. It is 62 to 101 centimeters or 24 to 40 inches long and weights about 8 to 14 kilos or 18 to 35 lbs.

African Golden Cat eats birds, monkeys, duikers, hogs and antelopes. It can be spotted with heavy black spots or it can be without spots at all. This cat has got white areas around the eyes, cheeks, chin and throat.

These cats live up to 12 years in captivity. They are very rare now.

Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Golden_Cat

IUCN or The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is an organization that is dedicated to find solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

This organization has got red list about rare animals and plants. You can check it out here - http://www.iucnredlist.org/

IUCN supports field projects all over the world and scientific researches. It the World's largest and oldest global environmental network. In IUCN works about 1 000 professionals.

It was created in 1948. This organization works all over the world. They have 11 000 science experts who are setting global standards in their fields. If you want to learn more about IUCN, you can go here - http://www.iucn.org/

Thank you for reading! In the next article I will tell you about ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and marine iguana.


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