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Wild Cat Mimicks Monkey Vocals


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 401 days ago - planetsave.com
Scientists have documented for the first time that a wild cat deliberately imitated the cries of a monkey in order to draw it closer for an attack. Marguays are medim-sized wild cats and obviously hunt for small animals to eat. Researchers were able to



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Christeen Anderson (474)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:55 am
Very sad but I guess the cycle of life comes into play here.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:53 am
Each needs to survive on its basest instinct.
 

Kath P. (10)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:57 am
Gives you some idea of how smart cats really are.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:00 am
One of my favorites.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:37 pm
Beautiful cat!
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 4:33 pm
Smart cat wins, sorry for the loser
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:52 pm
Interesting but always sad. I know this is the real world and i do find it interesting.
TY for posting Cher!
 

GGmaSheila D. (154)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:13 pm
Noted. Never knew this about these cats.
Nature has a way of making the food chain equal - it's man that f---- it all up.
 

Connie O. (42)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:37 pm
Interesting...ty
 

Nyack Clancy (431)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:46 pm
That is a (VERY) amazing adaptation1
 

Dale O. (193)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:58 pm
Mother Nature works in mysterious and fascinating ways.
 

Ana R (220)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 12:10 am
Amazing miracle of Life
noted
Thank you, Cher.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:32 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:34 am
Shared on pinterest. :)
 

Maria S. (102)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:07 am
Noted. Interesting. Thanks Cher!
 

Patricia H. (468)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:46 am
noted
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1640)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 9:26 am
Horrible :(
I wish there was some way the monkeys could see the wildcats imitating them and then they could warn the monkey community; 'hey you guys, beware of the wildcats.....they imitate our babies' cry!' Yeah, I know it's 'survival of the fitest' but it still bothers me. Thnx Cher.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 10:23 am
Smart cat and I feel sorry for the monkeys. Balancing nature is filled with hard stories.
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (49)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 12:13 pm
Interesting,thanks for sharing
 

Sara P. (56)
Friday July 19, 2013, 7:27 am
Nature always surprise me! Thanks Cher.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:29 am
sadly noted but a beautiful cat!!
 
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