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Observations on the Indian desert cat in captivity

Observations on the Indian desert cat in captivity (1967): Mongooses, their natural history and behaviour. Edinburgh and London: Oliver & Boyd. HINTON. H. E. DUNN. A. Manuscript submitted 13 February 1980 Observations on the Indian desert cat Felis silvestris ornata in captivity B. A. T O N K I N & E. KOHLER Max-Planck-Institut fur Verhaltensphysiologie, 5600 Wuppertal I , Boettinger Weg 37, West Germany In December 1978 we acquired 1.2 Indian desert cats Felis silvesttis ornata of unknown age. These cats had been imported by the previous owner in March of the same year from the area known as the Sindh desert on the east bank of the river Indus in Pakistan. When they reached us they were scruffy and infested with ascarid worms and looked rather disappointingly similar to domestic cats. They soon settled into their new surroundings, however, and after they had been successfully dewormed (using Banminth ‘Katze’) their fur became smooth and their attractive markings clearly visible. The relatively long limbs and tail and the long body, especially of the dd, point the difference between them and their domestic relatives. The coat has small to medium-sized solid dark spots on a greyish tawny background. The tawny belly bears only a smudged indication http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Observations on the Indian desert cat in captivity

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 21 (1) – Jan 1, 1981

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1981 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0074-9664
eISSN
1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1981.tb01971.x
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(1967): Mongooses, their natural history and behaviour. Edinburgh and London: Oliver & Boyd. HINTON. H. E. DUNN. A. Manuscript submitted 13 February 1980 Observations on the Indian desert cat Felis silvestris ornata in captivity B. A. T O N K I N & E. KOHLER Max-Planck-Institut fur Verhaltensphysiologie, 5600 Wuppertal I , Boettinger Weg 37, West Germany In December 1978 we acquired 1.2 Indian desert cats Felis silvesttis ornata of unknown age. These cats had been imported by the previous owner in March of the same year from the area known as the Sindh desert on the east bank of the river Indus in Pakistan. When they reached us they were scruffy and infested with ascarid worms and looked rather disappointingly similar to domestic cats. They soon settled into their new surroundings, however, and after they had been successfully dewormed (using Banminth ‘Katze’) their fur became smooth and their attractive markings clearly visible. The relatively long limbs and tail and the long body, especially of the dd, point the difference between them and their domestic relatives. The coat has small to medium-sized solid dark spots on a greyish tawny background. The tawny belly bears only a smudged indication

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1981

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