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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:26 pm 
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Saw eight wild cats on one night drive at Letaba in Dec. 2001!
Sounds incredible, but that was all we saw all night!

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Unread postPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:48 am 
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Nice photo's!

Just a little question that pops up, you mention litter of two, litter of 3. Normal housecats manage around 6 per litter. Do the AWC's normally have only 2~3 kittens?

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Thanks. You can stop the list. :lol:

I was wondering if they had smaller litters, and obviously forgot that hunters are hunted as well. :redface:

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Question.
I've seen many people refer to the AWC as Felis lybica. Should it be considered as an own species or just a subspecies of the Eurasian wild cat (would make it Felis sylvestris lybica)? Looking at relevant literature (among other MacDonald's Encyclopedia of mammals) and ADW on the web seems like it ought to be the latter. Anyone having other references or opinions?

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My Field guide to Mammals also refers to the AWC. as Felis silvestris (lybica group)
But it does go on to say that at least 13 subspecies have been recognized.
I'm sure Marna would be able to fully explain the exact meaning. (if she can find the time in her hectic schedule) :shock:

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