For Cat Lovers Only VII - Post Pics, Ask Questions, Comments, Etc. - Page 2 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2007, 02:10 AM   #16
Refugee
 
mandy1973's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Far away...this ship is taking me far away
Posts: 2,460
Local Time: 12:52 AM
And a couple of Columbus so he doesn't feel left out:



__________________

__________________
mandy1973 is offline  
Old 03-14-2007, 09:54 AM   #17
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,693
Local Time: 09:22 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by mandy1973

Kitty paws!!

Quote:
Jewel up to no good - she know's she's not meant to get up on top of the piano!!

I love the look on the face, like "What are you looking at? Mine do that too...

Quote:

And this is Jewel licking the inside of the washing basket - she does this obsessively - and I have no idea why
Sooo cute!
__________________

__________________
elevated_u2_fan is online now  
Old 03-14-2007, 01:24 PM   #18
Blue Crack Addict
 
Babydoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany.
Posts: 22,268
Local Time: 03:22 PM
Columbus is ! He's so gorgeous!
__________________
Babydoll is offline  
Old 03-15-2007, 01:08 PM   #19
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Justin24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Mateo
Posts: 6,716
Local Time: 07:22 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1965
Quote:
New Leopard found! Beautiful! Has the worlds largest fangs also according to scientists.



"New species of leopard with largest fangs in cat world discovered
by FIONA MACRAE - More by this author »

Last updated at 11:56am on 15th March 2007

Comments (7)

VIDEO: It is a modern-day sabre-tooth tiger with fearsome fangs capable of killing its prey in a single bite.

This clouded leopard which feasts on monkeys, deer and pigs has been discovered living deep in the Borneo rain forest.

New species: The Bornean clouded leopard

Long thought to be identical to the clouded leopards living on mainland South East Asia, genetic analysis has shown that the Bornean big cat is in fact a separate species.

Scientists have counted at least 40 key differences in the DNA of the two felines - making the two species of clouded leopard almost as different as a lion is to a tiger.

Some of the differences are clear to the naked eye, with the elliptical spots or 'clouds' which give it its name, being smaller and darker on the island variety.

The Bornean clouded leopard also has darker fur than its mainland cousin.

Dr Andrew Kitchener, of National Museums Scotland, said: "The moment we started comparing the skins of the mainland clouded leopard with the leopard found on Borneo, it was clear we were comparing two different species.

"It's incredible that no one has ever noticed these differences."

The research, which forms part of the WWF's Heart of Borneo conservation project, brings the number of new species to have emerged from the island's jungles in the last year to over 50.

Plants and animals new to science include two species of tree frog and 30 types of fish, including a catfish with an adhesive belly that allows it to stick to rocks.

The scientists say the remote, and for a long time, inaccessible, forests of the world's third largest island are one of the 'final frontiers for science - a Lost World that must be preserved from threats from the logging and rubber industries.

The Heart of Borneo, an 84,000 square mile, wild, mountainous region, covered with equatorial rain forest in the centre of the island, is the last great home of the Bornean clouded leopard.

The island's most fearsome predator, the clouded leopard has the longest canine teeth of any feline, with fully-grown cats boasting fangs that are up to two-inches long.

Only the long-extinct sabre-tooth tiger had longer canine teeth for its body size.

Tails as long as their bodies allow the secretive and solitary creatures to balance in trees, where they perch to pounce on their prey.

Monkeys, barking deer and bearded pigs can be killed with a single bite, with the leopard having no fear of seeking out prey that is bigger than itself.

Such adept hunting skills put the clouded leopard, which at 35 inches from head to start of tail is about the size of a small Labrador, right at the top of the island's food chain.

Stuart Chapman, of the Heart of Borneo programme, said: "Who said a leopard can never change its spots?

"For over a hundred years, we have been looking at this animal and never realised it is unique.

"The fact that Borneo's top predator is now considered a separate species further emphasises the importance of conserving the Heart of Borneo."

It is thought there are up to 11,000 of the new species of clouded leopard, Neofelis diardi on Borneo and a further 3,000 to 7,000 on the neighbouring island of Sumatra.

It is estimated the Bornean and Sumatran populations broke away from mainland populations around 1.4 million years ago.

Some Leopard facts:

• With a body that measures just over a foot, the clouded leopard is the smallest of the 'big cats'.

• It is also the best tree-climber, with flexible ankle joints and keen claws allowing it to run down tree trunks head first. It can run along the underside of branches and hang by the back feet alone - freeing up their front paws to snatch at prey.

• Its two-inch canine teeth are the longest of any living feline and lead to comparisons with the long-extinct sabre-tooth tiger.

• Its jaws can open wider than those of any other cat and the fangs are as big as a tiger's, even although tigers are ten times bigger.

• They often ambush their prey from the treetops, landing on the taget's back before delivering one fatal bite.

• The young, which are born with solid spots, rather than mottled 'clouds', are weaned at five months and become independent at nine months.

• The creatures, which live up to 11 years in the wild and 17 in captivity, emit calls ranging from pet cat-like purrs, to roars, growls and hisses.

• Although protected by law, the clouded leopard is still hunted for its beautiful pelt and the supposed healing powers of its bones and teeth.
__________________
Justin24 is offline  
Old 03-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #20
Refugee
 
mandy1973's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Far away...this ship is taking me far away
Posts: 2,460
Local Time: 12:52 AM
WOW - that leopard is beautiful - I just big cats - they are just so graceful and powerful.

I've been following Jewel around with my camera again (you can tell I've had a week off work with nothing much to do )

I reckon this is one of the best photos i've taken of Jewel - the colour of her eyes came out beautifully!!


This one, however, is not quite so flattering

__________________
mandy1973 is offline  
Old 03-15-2007, 10:42 PM   #21
Blue Crack Supplier
 
MsPurrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: The Heartland (Indiana, USA)
Posts: 42,668
Local Time: 09:22 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Justin24
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1965
Isn't that amazing??? It is beautiful. Looks like his little pink tongue is sticking out.
__________________
MsPurrl is offline  
Old 03-15-2007, 11:06 PM   #22
ONE
love, blood, life
 
indra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12,689
Local Time: 10:22 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by mandy1973
WOW - that leopard is beautiful - I just big cats - they are just so graceful and powerful.

I've been following Jewel around with my camera again (you can tell I've had a week off work with nothing much to do )

I reckon this is one of the best photos i've taken of Jewel - the colour of her eyes came out beautifully!!


This one, however, is not quite so flattering

The first shot is lovely, and it's obvious she's knows she's beautiful.

And I love the second shot too. A girl has to relax, you know!
__________________
indra is offline  
Old 03-16-2007, 12:02 AM   #23
Refugee
 
mandy1973's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Far away...this ship is taking me far away
Posts: 2,460
Local Time: 12:52 AM
Yes Indra, Jewel certainly has a bit of 'supermodel' in her, that's for sure
__________________
mandy1973 is offline  
Old 03-16-2007, 04:06 PM   #24
Blue Crack Addict
 
Babydoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany.
Posts: 22,268
Local Time: 03:22 PM
i wanna see a pic of his fangs! I love big cats as well, they are incredibly graceful and beautiful.
__________________
Babydoll is offline  
Old 03-16-2007, 04:26 PM   #25
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BonoIsMyMuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 5,241
Local Time: 09:22 AM
It was in the 60s here the other day and now we're back down to the 20s, so it's been freezing in here all day. Jack is being a little prince and is all snuggled under the covers. His head is on the pillow, and all I can see are the tips of his ears. I wish I could've spent all day in bed, too!
__________________
BonoIsMyMuse is offline  
Old 03-17-2007, 02:42 PM   #26
Blue Crack Addict
 
Babydoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany.
Posts: 22,268
Local Time: 03:22 PM
Our baby:



__________________
Babydoll is offline  
Old 03-17-2007, 02:43 PM   #27
Blue Crack Addict
 
Babydoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany.
Posts: 22,268
Local Time: 03:22 PM
__________________
Babydoll is offline  
Old 03-17-2007, 02:46 PM   #28
Blue Crack Addict
 
Babydoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany.
Posts: 22,268
Local Time: 03:22 PM




__________________
Babydoll is offline  
Old 03-17-2007, 02:55 PM   #29
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Lila64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ♥Set List Lane♥
Posts: 52,710
Local Time: 07:22 AM
__________________
Lila64 is offline  
Old 03-17-2007, 03:01 PM   #30
Galeonbroad
 
Galeongirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Schoo Fishtank
Posts: 70,773
Local Time: 03:22 PM
max looks so soft!

__________________

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraceRyan View Post
And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
Galeongirl is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com