Panthera tigris sumatrae

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Panthera tigris sumatrae — Sumatran tiger, Sacramento Zoo

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Some feline (& canid) pictures of my own for those who like such beasts:

http://www.vectorsite.net/gfxpxm_01.html

I like the servals best. Haven’t got a good shot of a caracal yet.

Cheers – MrG

Just think how many boxes of corn flakes this guy needs for each breakfast… :p

I think you’ve captured her good side.

I made you a cookie but I eated it. You got a problem wid dat?

phantomreader42 said:

I made you a cookie but I eated it. You got a problem wid dat?

Yes: I want the hand that was holding it back, please.

Wheels said:

I think you’ve captured her good side.

I’m guessing most other animals consider the side with the teeth the bad side :)

‘Tis a fine photograph, Timothy. I wonder if she was thinking of munching on someone from the Dishonesty Institute? Maybe Dembski or Behe?

I was at the Sacramento Zoo some time back. Kind of a middlin’ zoo, too many cages instead of modern enclosures. I don’t recall the tiger enclosure but they had a nice waterfowl pond. I liked the South American “whistling ducks” – they have long legs and necks, making them look like duck-sized geese. As the name implies, they don’t quack, but it sounds more like laughing than whistling. Second row, photo on right:

http://www.vectorsite.net/gfxpxb_02.html

Cheers – MrG

John Kwok said:

‘Tis a fine photograph, Timothy. I wonder if she was thinking of munching on someone from the Dishonesty Institute? Maybe Dembski or Behe?

I propose Casey Luskin after his breathtakingly inane review of the review of the stickleback study in the thread after this one.

Great photo. What a beautiful animal. Her expression makes me think of some wooden Japanese masks I saw once; a couple of them had the same protruding-tongue-plus-fangs ensemble…

Oh, what a nice Puddy-Tat! It looks like it just fed on FL, licking it’s chops but with a sour expression.

Although this beautiful tiger looks like she’s giving us a toothy grin, she’s actually using her Jacobson’s Organ a special organ for smell that tigers use. She was fascinated by something or other on the side of her enclosure and kept rubbing against it and licking it, then pausing to concentrate on the smell.

I have a few other fun photos over at Freespace.

Why does this tiger have the exact expression of Bill the Cat?

I guess the penguins should know.

She (?) might be one of the very few of the Sumatran subspecies still alive. Sumatran tigers are rapidly disappearing due to habitat destruction. It is to be hoped the zoos succeed in keeping all the subspecies. Disappeared: from Turkey, Java .….

Stephen Wells said:

Why does this tiger have the exact expression of Bill the Cat?

“ACK! PFFT!”

“Hi gang! Now that I’ve settled down here in the USSR after my defection, here’s a picture of me at my first job at the Chernobyl nuclear plant.”

[PICTURE: Control panel with big lever and sign reading “WARNING! DO NOT LEAN ON LEVER!” Bill waving and leaning on lever.]

“Now at second job.”

More pertinent to PT was the scandal when Bill, rock star of “Billy & The Boingers”, was caught engaging in Bible studies and became a fundamentalist Christian: “Caught with his pants up!”

Cheers – MrG / http://www.vectorsite.net/tadarwinw.html

KP, I second your endorsement of Luskin:

KP said:

John Kwok said:

‘Tis a fine photograph, Timothy. I wonder if she was thinking of munching on someone from the Dishonesty Institute? Maybe Dembski or Behe?

I propose Casey Luskin after his breathtakingly inane review of the review of the stickleback study in the thread after this one.

But it ought to be for his rather inane defense of Irreducible Complexity, which Ken Miller recently demolished once more at Carl Zimmer’s Loom blog. As for Behe and Dembski, I regret that we can’t clone a living T. rex. I’d rather offer both as tasty morsels for a juvenile one who’s able to swallow them - individually of course - whole, while they are screaming and kicking and praying for deliverance courtesy of Christ.

People get a bit extreme about Casey Luskin. Alas, it is inevitable – it’s what happens to people whose personality has bad breath.

Cheers – MrG / http://www.vectorsite.net/tadarwinw.html

John Kwok said:

But it ought to be for his rather inane defense of Irreducible Complexity, which Ken Miller recently demolished once more at Carl Zimmer’s Loom blog. As for Behe and Dembski, I regret that we can’t clone a living T. rex. I’d rather offer both as tasty morsels for a juvenile one who’s able to swallow them - individually of course - whole, while they are screaming and kicking and praying for deliverance courtesy of Christ.

We’re not talking about feeding Christians to tigers, are we? That isn’t traditional.

Well, since creos believe fervently in humanity co-existing with nonavian dinosaurs, then what better proof but having a carnosaur devour living creos like Behe and Dembski, preferably while still alive, kicking and screaming and praying to the Almighty for deliverance:

Matt G said:

John Kwok said:

But it ought to be for his rather inane defense of Irreducible Complexity, which Ken Miller recently demolished once more at Carl Zimmer’s Loom blog. As for Behe and Dembski, I regret that we can’t clone a living T. rex. I’d rather offer both as tasty morsels for a juvenile one who’s able to swallow them - individually of course - whole, while they are screaming and kicking and praying for deliverance courtesy of Christ.

We’re not talking about feeding Christians to tigers, are we? That isn’t traditional.

Panthera tigris sumatrae was purposely trapped by people at Desa Manalu Purba, Kec. Parmonangan, Kabupaten Tapanuli Utara, Provinsi Sumatera Utara, Indonesia. It was evacuated on 13 March 2009 to be taken care temporarily in Pematang Siantar Zoo.

The trapped panthera tigris sumatrae has 180 cm length and look thinni. Anybody care?

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