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What is your attitude on the future of wild cats?
No more cat species will go extinct.
 
Some cat species will go extinct.
 
Most cat species will go extinct.
 
Total Votes: 399
Response
According to the IUCN Red List, every single cat species has a negative global population trend. Make no mistake, wild cats are disappearing.

I recently read an old book called "I'll Trade You an Elk" about a zoo in Kansas during the 1930. The author, a teenager at the time of the story, made an offhanded comment about how cheetahs in India were being used as hunting animals, and I though, wow, this guy's information is way out of date because there are no cheetahs left in India. They are extinct.

Then it hit me - his information was accurate at the time - it was the story that was old. The last verified shooting of a cheetah in India was in 1947. They disappeared while the author was growing up and getting on with his life, and he didn't even notice they were gone.

As I write this, I wonder if anyone will ever read my articles and think, wow, that information is way out of date. Those cats have been gone for decades.


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