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Lesser Spotted cheetah

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Lesser Spotted cheetah

Post  Laikipia on Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:55 pm

The lesser-spotted cheetah: Rare big cat without traditional markings sighted in wild for first time in nearly 100 years


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134975/The-lesser-spotted-cheetah-Rare-big-cat-traditional-markings-sighted-wild-time-nearly-100-years.html#ixzz1tM4KayzJ

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Re: Lesser Spotted cheetah

Post  whitestarling on Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:32 am

Thanks Lai, what a fantastic sighting never heard a spotless Cheetah before. Seems it could be a ressesive Gene like the King Cheetah, and also the White Lions
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Post  Doogs on Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:11 pm

Thanks Lai, what an amazing looking cat and quite a capture to get pictures of it.

I wonder what would happen when it comes to mating, would other cheetahs back off 'cause they wouldn't recognise the cat as being a cheetah scratch
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Post  Laikipia on Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:20 pm

That's a good question Doogs. I have no idea scratch

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Re: Lesser Spotted cheetah

Post  littlewid on Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:55 pm

A handsome chap, with or with spots. I hope he is left alone and not constantly hunted out for people to see. Obviously not having spots doesn't bother his mum as he is still around her but your question is a good one Doogs as in the article it says he will more than likely be left alone because he could be mistaken for a lion, so would this indeed affect his chance of mating, also my worry is, is he more likely to be attacked by lions because he could be mistaken for a juvenile male lion and a threat? without his tell tale spots will the lions know he is a cheetah?

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