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This Fossil Skull Unearthed in Tibet Is the Oldest Big Cat Ever Found


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 207 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
In the summer of 2010, husband-and-wife paleobiologist team Z. Jack Tseng and Juan Liu traveled to the Zanda Basin in western Tibet with a group of colleagues. The remote area, a week's drive from Beijing and near the border of Pakistan and China



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Annaliisa A. (0)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:15 pm
Interesting.
 

A F. (130)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:20 pm
Interesting how.. as we get so close to wiping out big cats, we find something like this. :( A last-ditch reminder of how long we have shared this planet with these creatures, in hopes maybe we'll pay attention and stop killing them off?

Thank you for the article!
 

Lucas Kolasa (9)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:39 pm
Kitty Kitty. I want one!
 

Lucas Kolasa (9)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:39 pm
Clone it.
 

Lucas Kolasa (9)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 1:39 pm
For me :)
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 2:26 pm
noted, thanks
 

Nimue P. (230)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 4:44 pm
Cool :)
 

Dale O. (193)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 7:58 pm
Fascinating and intriguing, would love to hear the purr.

Clone the cat, eh? Big cat, big appetite, be careful what you wish for. I myself, will borrow TARDIS, go back in time and view the 'kitty' in its natural environment, far enough away in case if whiskers gets hungry, the eyes won't settle on me as Take Out or Fast Food.
 

Sharon Karson (82)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 8:37 pm
If domestic cats are "independant", feral cats would be agressively so. I'd rather view this cat in his natural setting, with lots of protection.
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday January 27, 2014, 3:54 am
Act now or there soon be more fossils of present living lives found
 
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