Australian Big Cats

For decades large cat-like animals - predominantly black - have been seen all over the country. This title traces the history of these mysterious animals from the 1800s to the present day, sifting through hundreds of reports.

Australian Big Cats

The Australian bush holds many secrets, and one of its biggest is ?about to be revealed. For decades there has been talk of big cats roaming the Australian bush. These large cats - predominantly black - have only afforded their witnesses fleeting glimpses, and left behind tantalising clues: scraps of fur, a paw print or three, unusually large scats, and livestock carcasses surgically dismembered and picked clean of flesh. In their wake, they leave carnage and bewilderment: What are they? How did they get here? The authors don't just ask the questions, they seek the answers, and what they have found will intrigue the sceptic and the believer alike. The book also dedicates a chapter to the profusion of sightings and speculation in neighbouring New Zealand, and sharing for the first time highlights from the unpublished manuscript of New Zealand's first big cat hunter. Flesh-and-blood or flight of fancy? Exotic pest, mutant feral or 'extinct' marsupial lion? Join the authors as they explore one of Australia's greatest wildlife mysteries. "The authors' even-handed, open-minded approach provides ample evidences for the theories they touch upon...this is a first-rate Fortean classic, fastidiously sourced, and essential reading for all students of the ABC phenomenon." - Fortean Times "At 434 pages, it s substantial. It s also highly readable, nicely formatted and very well illustrated. The authors have collated a vast amount of information gleaned not only from published sources but also from interviews with both eyewitnesses and people who have examined evidence firsthand. So, to anyone seriously interested in mystery animals, mystery big cats or Australian mammals in general, this book is a must-have..." - Dr Darren Naish, author of Scientific American blog Tetrapod Zoology"

Small Wild Cats

Long before the appearance of the first wild cats, Australia and its surrounding islands of New Zealand and New Guinea had separated from the supercontinent of Gondwanaland. The mammals occupying Australia have their origin predating ...

Small Wild Cats

This book examines the behavior, biology, and conservation of the more than 30 small wild cat species.

Great Australian Stories

The study and pursuit of mythical animals, including yaramas and bunyips, is known as cryptozoology. Australian folklore is rich in what cryptozoologists call 'Alien Big Cats' or 'ABCs'. One of the best-known of these is the Tantanoola ...

Great Australian Stories

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Dragons in the Dust

But the really spectacular predators ( even if not actually the biggest ) were the great cats of Africa and Asia . Although people migrated from Asia to Australia , the big cats did not . And so far as we can tell from the fossil record ...

Dragons in the Dust

What caused their extinction remains a mystery, and one that makes an intriguing conclusion to this portrait of a true dragon of the past.

True Stories of Real Life Monsters

Andrew Nicholson, a researcher and writer who has studied both the Australian big cat saga and the Australian government's report ... did leave the door open to the possibility that big cats might be lurking in the wilds of Australia.

True Stories of Real Life Monsters

Strange sagas of mysterious monsters and bizarre beasts have appeared all over the world for years. In this captivating volume, readers will come face to face with tales of the terrifying and just plain weird. A chronological approach addresses interest stemming from world events such as World War II, and the changing, developing research. Interviews, testimonies, photographs, and reports encourage readers to further scrutinize whether or not such strange stories are the stuff of myth or if there could be more reasonable, even scientific, explanations for the so-called unexplained.

Planet Cat

8 Fine Documentaries About Cats Big cats . Small cats . Musical cats . Felines have forever intrigued and mystified humans . ... Ten Million Wild Cats , Australian Broadcasting Corration ( 2000 ) This Australian documentary produced by ...

Planet Cat

Presents more than four hundred lists on various information on cats, including cat breeds, training, and behavior, as well as such topics as famous cats in history, cat food recipes, and gifts for pampered cats.

The Monster Book

AUSTRALIAN. MYSTERY. BLACK. CATS. eports of large black cats proliferate in both the United States and the U.K. They have become known as “Alien Big Cats”—or ABCs—due to the fact that such creatures are seen in areas where they have no ...

The Monster Book

Monsters have been spotted everywhere, not just hiding under a child’s bed, lurking in the closet, or springing forth from folkloric tales. Exploring the history, mythology, pop culture, and the world of the supernatural, The Monster Book: Creatures, Beasts, and Fiends of Nature is a comprehensive resource of the monster menagerie from around the world. Examining the lore and legends, as well as the first-person accounts of bizarre freaks of nature and spine-tingling paranormal entities, it details each beast with thorough research, while recounting the facts in an engaging narrative. This fascinating look at monsters investigates nearly 200 beings, beasts, freaks, and fiends, ranging from the renowned and celebrated to the little-known and inglorious, including Werewolves, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, the chupacabra, Mothman, the Abominable Snowman, the Mongolian Death Worm, Living Pterosaurs, Alien Big Cats, Lizard Man, Lake Worth Monster, the Monstrous Monitor, South American Sasquatch, the Jersey Devil, Sea Serpents, Phantom Black Dogs, and much, much more.

Big Cats

[8] used faecal cortisol monitoring to investigate the stress physiology of two tiger sub-species, the Bengal and Sumatran tigers, held in two Australian zoos. This study demonstrated that tiger stress levels were significantly ...

Big Cats

In this book, the editors have reviewed the scientific articles from diverse group of scientists from all over the world who are actively participating in the wildlife conservation. Some of the important divisions incorporated in the book are conservation and population genetics, biodiversity, ecology, conservation physiology and evolution of big cats. The different chapters written by eminent scientists with their experience will provide an overview of the current information on conservation strategies and survival of big cats in different geographical zones around the world. The articles will also provide valuable information, on both free range and captive felines, to understand the present and future of the majestic species. The book will be useful to biologists, veterinary students, wildlife managers, researchers and also wildlife conservationists.

Hunting Monsters

Millennium Books, Alexandria, Australia. Smith, M. 2012. 'The Queensland tiger: further evidence on the 1871 footprint.' The Journal of Cryptozoology 1, 19–24. Williams, M. & Lang, R. 2010. Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of ...

Hunting Monsters

The Loch Ness Monster, bigfoot and the yeti have long held a fascination for people the world over. Debates about their actual existence or what they might really be have continued for decades, if not centuries. Known also as cryptids, they have spawned a body of research known as cryptozoology. This entertaining book looks at the evidence of these mysterious monsters and others and explores what they might really be (if they exist at all), why they have been represented as they have and the development of cryptozoology and how it has collected data to discover more about these unknown creatures.

DK Eyewitness Australia

... including several big cats (the zoo has the largest collection of big cats in the country), primates, two giraffes and African antelopes. Australia, from its first telegraph wire in Victoria in 1854 to the 21st century.

DK Eyewitness Australia

The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this vast, beautiful country. Enjoy a spectacular sunrise at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, go diving on the Great Barrier Reef or take a road trip on the Great Ocean Road: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Australia with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia: - Over 60 colour maps, including a map of Sydney's transport system, help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Australia, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and area plans show in detail Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, life on the Great Barrier Reef, Port Arthur, the Kimberley, the Hunter Valley, each region's main coastline and more - Colour photographs of Australia's vibrant cities and incredible varied landscape, from stunning coastline to spectacular national parks, mountain views to the vast outback - and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Sydney (the Rocks and Circular Quay; City Centre and Darling Harbour; Botanic Gardens and the Domain; Kings Cross, Darlinghurst and Paddington), New South Wales and the ACT (including the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley, Canberra and sights along the coastline), Queensland (including the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane, Townsville, Fraser Island, the Whitsunday Islands, Port Douglas, Cairns and Daintree National Park), the Northern Territory (including Darwin, Kakudu National Park, Alice Springs, King's Canyon and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park), Western Australia (including Perth, Margaret River, Rottnest Island, Shark Bay and the Kimberley), South Australia (including Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Murray River, the Barossa and the Flinders Ranges), Victoria (including Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley and the Australian Alps) and Tasmania - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country's Aboriginal history and culture, epic landscape, flora and fauna, art and culture, World Heritage Areas, festivals and events, and more - Experience the culture with features on the wines of Australia, surfing and beach culture, Aboriginal art, city architecture, food and drink scene, and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus transport, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Australia. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Touring New Zealand too? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New Zealand. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

New Virtual Field Trips

AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE See also Chapter 2 — Australia. http://www.effect.net.au/wildcare/index.htm Wildcare Queanbeyan is a volunteer ... BIG CATS http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/agarman Spend some time with the "big cats" of the wild.

New Virtual Field Trips

Better than ever, this latest edition brings you more than 440 of the most exciting, educational, and innovative Web sites available for taking your students on unforgettable Internet field trips. Visit sites that tie into National Science Standards, use inquiry-based learning, or encourage independent studies! Make this guide your road map to quality Web sites. You'll avoid inappropriate and hard-to- navigate sites, and students will thank you for their trouble-free virtual trips.

Australia s Extraordinary Animals

Yes, there used to be lions in Australia. They looked a little like the big cats of Africa and Asia do today, but the Australian lion was a marsupial animal, not a placental one like modern tigers, panthers and lions.

Australia s Extraordinary Animals

Everyone connects kangaroos with Australia, but there are many more weird and wonderful creatures to discover in this book. Whether they are lurking in the water, hidden underground, or coming face-to-face with you in the desert, each Aussie animal is astonishing in its own way. How much do you really know about Australia? Did you know that the whole continent is on the move, or that Aussies were the first to use penicillin? Dip in anywhere throughout this series to find masses of mini articles on everything you could want to know about Australia.

The Alien Book

... May 23, 2011. http://beginningandend.com/nephilim-giants-bible/. Nicholson, Andrew. “Australian Big Cats. No So Alien?” Mysterious Universe, April 30, 2013. http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2013/04/australian-big-cats-not-so-alien/.

The Alien Book

Unmasking the mysteries of alien life on earth! Make mention of the word “alien” and it conjures images of black-eyed, large-headed, dwarfish beings that have come to be known as the Greys. Indeed, Greys have become a staple part of pop-culture, never mind just the field of UFO research. They’ve appeared in Steven Spielberg’s classic 1977 movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. They regularly popped up in The X-Files. And, of course, there are numerous people – all across the world – who claim to have been abducted by the Greys and subjected to intrusive medical experiments. Yet, before the 1950s, the Greys were nowhere in sight. The Alien Book: A Guide to Extraterrestrial Beings on Earth shows that extraterrestrial life comes in all kinds, appearances, sizes, and bodies. They all have one thing in common, however: the human race has encountered them, and we continue to do so today. Not just dozens, or even hundreds, but thousands of eyewitness experiences have been reported. Covering hundreds of extraterrestrial life forms in more than 40 thematic chapters, this absorbing look at the mysteries of aliens on earth includes ... the Space Brothers: long-haired, very human-looking ETs the fiendish Reptilians: seven-to-eight-foot-tall predatory shapeshifters Men in Black beings: extremely pale-skinned, tall, and with huge eyes Black-eyed Children: anemic-looking kids with solid black eyes that might be ET-human hybrids Bigfoot the werewolf-like Dogmen jellyfish-style aliens that soar around the skies of our world the Shadow People: dangerous humanoids that terrorize people legendary Nephilim space-vampires: insect-like aliens that resemble a giant praying mantis and many, many more! The Alien Book investigates the full range of sentient, alien life forms. Some are benign and others downright deadly. Some are small, like a germ or virus that has NASA, creating guidelines to deal with an outbreak of an extraterrestrial germ. Some are big like a giant praying mantis or the biblical Goliath. They all lurk on Earth and in this chilling book! With more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness.

Australian Mammal Society

THE presence of cats in Australia is a topical and contentious issue, and thus the publication of this book on wild cats is timely. It is one of a number of books in production as a series on natural history.

Australian Mammal Society


The Australian Outback The History and Mythology of the Land Down Under

... the world for so many years, evolution has taken many different paths on this continent. There are no great herds of hoofed animals, such as antelopes, to roam the plains of Australia and no large predators, such as the big cats of ...

The Australian Outback  The History and Mythology of the Land Down Under

Take a journey through space and time to discover the history, exploration, culture, traditions, myths and lifestyle of the Australian Outback from pre-history to tomorrow.

Sydney Australia s New South Wales

Interestingly, big cats never made it in Australia; there's nothing like the pumas and jaguars of the Americas, the lions and leopards of Africa, or the tigers and leopards of Asia. No bears are found in Australia, either.

Sydney   Australia s New South Wales

Following is an excerpt from this extensive & highly detailed guide by a lifetime resident of Australia. The guide covers all the hotels, restaurants, sights to see and activities, from beachgoing to hiking, kayaking to exploring the Outback or the cultural attractions of Sydney. Flying into New South Wales, it''s undeniable that Sydney''s spectacular setting is simply one of the world''s best: A melding of lushly green parklands, classic historic buildings, and polished modern architecture set back from the glistening water. Gliding above the city shows the spider''s web of highways and bridges linking the sprawling mass of civilization, which extends more than 12 mi/20 km along the Port Jackson inlet. Some four million Australians live here, and 10 million more tourists flood into Sydney each year; little wonder, with attractions ranging from famous museums, gardens, and zoos to dozens of dazzling beaches. And the activities are endless: Bush hiking and bike tracks, harbor cruises and water excursions, and high-powered flights above the whole scene. In short, Sydney is the country''s showpiece for holiday and adventure. The continent''s most active port city, Sydney actually sits inland of the Pacific, around nine mi/15 km inland from the coast along the Port Jackson waterway, which itself is carved into numerous smaller islands and bays. Surrounding the harbor are great patches of pine and semi-tropical forests, which quickly lead up into the bumpy foothills of the Great Dividing Ranges. This is eucalyptus territory, where the arid environment of blue gums is colored by a heated haze given off from the leaves; hence the region''s name OCo the Blue Mountains. Also, of the more than 70 national parks throughout New South Wales, more than a handful are settled right around Sydney itself OCo the coastal Royal National Park, the northern Wollemi National Park, and the western Blue Mountains National Park among them. With its diverse personalities, multicultural flavors, and sophisticated yet down-to-earth airs, Sydney offers something for every traveler. It''s a place where history, culture, activities, and adventure are blended into a well-run and engaging metropolis where locals take pride in their heritage and guests are welcomed like friends. Massive transport systems provide a choice of city-wide links that are clean, quick, and cheap; food runs from simple Australian to worldly gourmet, and endless accommodation options spread from ocean to mountains. With 224 million acres/80 million-plus hectares, the large state of New South Wales has a continually changing landscape which delves into some of Australia''s best scenes. The classic, golden-sand beaches form a string along the east coast, getting more tropical the farther north you travel toward Queens land, or becoming more rocky and chilled the farther south you head toward Victoria. The mighty Murray River forms the southern border, stretching a watery band of blue along the northern edge of Victoria, and providing sustenance to some of both states'' richest farms, grazing grounds, and wine regions. The Darling and Murrumbidgee also feed the dry western plains, and offer a string of charming settlements to explore along their edges. The Great Dividing Range runs parallel to the continent''s edge, curving down all the way from the far north tip of Queensland through New South Wales and on down to Melbourne. Included within the peaks are the Blue Mountains just outside of Sydney, as well as the Snowy Mountains in the far south of the state. And the mountains are indeed a dividing factor in the country''s atmosphere, not only in visual landscape from eastern beaches to western plains and deserts; they also form a border between the balmy ocean settings and the scorched western Outback. Fertile farmlands and orchards are tucked into the folds of the mountains, while the state''s famous vineyards spread out through the glistening river valleys."

Adelaide South Australia Travel Adventures

Interestingly, big cats never made it in Australia; there's nothing like the pumas and jaguars of the Americas, the lions and leopards of Africa, or the tigers and leopards of Asia. No bears are found in Australia, either.

Adelaide   South Australia Travel Adventures

The author, a native Australian, covers everything you might want to know about Australia - guaranteed! The places to stay, from budget to luxury, rentals to B&Bs, the restaurants, from fast food to the highest quality, the beachwalks and bushwalks, the wildlife and how to see it, exploring the country by air, on water, by bike, and every other way. This guide zeroes in on Adelaide and the Southern part of Australia, but a detailed introduction covers all aspects of travel to and around the continent as well, plus the history, culture and sightseeing.

Bunyips

There is , however , the equally unsettling presence of alien big cats in the Australian bush to consider . The idea of an alien beast , variously described as a tiger , puma or panther , stalking the Australian bush and terrorising ...

Bunyips

Robert Holden enters the bunyips lair to reveal the fascinating literature, folklore and superstitions that have immortalised Australia's most enigmatic creature. Bunyips includes extracts from Australian stories about bunyips, featuring work by Edel Wignell, Rosa Campbell Praed, Catherine Stow, Dal Stivens and others.

Cats in Australia

Fleming PA, Anderson H, Prendergast AS, Bretz MR, Valentine LE, Hardy GE (2014) Is the loss of Australian digging ... Australian Zoologist 31, 92–109. doi:10.7882/AZ.1999.010 Fredriksen A (2016) Of wildcats and wild cats: Troubling ...

Cats in Australia

Across the world, cats are loved as pets or are kept or tolerated for their role in controlling some animal pests. But cats, both pets and feral, also kill many native animals and this toll can be enormous. Cats have been remarkably successful in Australia, spreading pervasively across the continent and many islands, occurring in all environments, and proving to be adept and adaptable hunters. A large proportion of Australia’s distinctive fauna is threatened and recent research highlights the significant role that cats play in the decline and extinction of native species. Cats in Australia brings this research together, documenting the extent to which cats have subverted, and are continuing to subvert, Australia’s biodiversity. But the book does much more than spotlight the impacts of cats on Australian nature. It describes the origins of cats and their global spread, their long-standing and varying relationship with people, their global impacts and their ecology. It also seeks to describe the challenge of managing cats, and the options available to constrain their impacts.

Future Esoteric

cats, such as cougars or black leopards, are said to be roaming the Western Australian outback killing wildlife, pets and livestock. However, there are no native big cats indigenous to Australia. Once again, no evidence has emerged that ...

Future Esoteric

Examining the flaws of mainstream society, this collection of conspiracy theory, esoteric knowledge, and fringe subjects seeks to present solutions to current social, economic, and environmental world issues. This book encourages the exploration and integration of modern science with ancient wisdom, which will lead modern society towards advancement and enlightenment. Topics discussed include religious mythos, government manipulation, technological advances, and utopia.