Felids and Hyenas of World book

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After three years of intense work, I finally received my hard copies of "Felids and Hyenas of World: Wildcats, Panthers, Lynx, Pumas, Ocelots, Caracals, and Relatives" (Princeton University Press, 2020)... and they look awesome... I may say that this is probably the most detailed field guide of wild cats ever published, with all recognized subspecies depicted and described. If you liked "Canids of the World" or "Bovids of the World", you will love this one...
This book would not have been possible without the help, assistance, and great expertise of two great friends: Alexander Sliwa, a conservation biologist, Curator at the Cologne Zoo, Felid Taxon Advisory Group Chair of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, member of the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group, and a major expert in the behavioral ecology of many species of wild cats, and Andrew Kitchener, Principal Curator of Vertebrates in the Department of Natural Sciences at the National Museums Scotland, Chair of the Cat Classification Task Force, member of the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group, and the author of The Natural History of the Wild Cats.
A very special thanks go to my friend Sergey Chichagov, who has shared his knowledge and hundreds of photographs with me in this book and the previous ones. I wish also to acknowledge the help provided by Roland Wirth, founder of the Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations; Klaus Rudloff, Curator Emeritus at Tierpark Berlin; and Pierre Wildlife, a photographer specializing in animal conservation. My grateful thanks are also extended to Alex Kantorovich, curator of Hai Park Kiryat Motzkin; Jonas Livet, a French biologist and consultant in zoology; Juan Sebastián Villalba-Macías, an Uruguayan conservationist and Curator at Bioparque M’Bopicuá; Balázs Buzás, a Hungarian conservationist and wildlife photographer; and Phil Myers, Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus at the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
I could also not have completed this book without the help and assistance of great biologists, wildlife photographs, and friends like Jim Sanderson, Sebastian Kennerknecht, Laila Bahaa-el-din, Gregory Breton, Guillaume Dupuy, Francisco Javier Erize, Mike Gordon, Eyal Bartov, Jaime San Roman, Daniel López Velasco, Jesús Rodriguez-Osorio Martín, Igor Altuna, Javier Amores, Valeriy Maleev, Vladimír Čech, Rodrigo Villalobos, Nayer Youakim, Ricky Reino, Tomasz Doron, Johannes Pfleiderer, Paulo Barreiros, Michal Sloviak, Alex Myor, Alexander Coke Smith, Otgonbayar Baatargal, Arno Meintjes Wildlife Photography, Ulli Joerres, Johan Bordonné, Milan Korínek, Antonio Núñez Lemos, Kevin Schafer Photography, Santiago M. Carrillo, Ricardo Fernandez Chaves, Arjan Haverkamp, Minor Torres Salazar, Agustín Esmoris, Bruna Zalafon da Silva, Puch Corinne, Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, Mendis Wickramasinghe, Michael Lorentz, Jonas Van de Voorde, Jean Francois Potier, Florent Doko, Joachim S. Müller, Peggy Faucher and Marc Faucher, Verónica Araya Garcia, Nikhil B Vatsal, Chris Momberg, Nate Hart, Bharath-Shreyas Photography, Jorge Serpa, Anda Ciurezu, David Howlett, Javier Gómez, Elena Mashkova, Andrea Riveros Díaz, La Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary, Bruna Zafalon da Silva, Demis Bucci, Tim Sagorski, Gustavo Muniz, Avijit Sarkhel, Angela Meyers, Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Reserva Nacional Mocho Choshuenco, Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael, Eduardo Minte Hess, Enrique Couve, Alfredo Boettiger, Luiz Mosca, Carmelo Pamies Boluda, David Piaggio De Casanova, SERFOR, Markus Lilje, Lukáš Blažek / Photography, McKenzie Greenly, Murthy Kantimahanti, Vishwanath M K Mysore, Vickey Chauhan, Yoann Lombard, Ezra Hadad, Eric François, Erwin & Annemieke, Greg Pierson, Esteban Argerich, Juan Reppucci, Eliraz Dvir, Yossi Eshbol, Javier Muñoz Gutiérrez, Parinya Padungtin, Vivek Sharma, Raymond De Smet, @Willie van Schalkwyk, Juan José Part Oliver, Vijaybabu Kaliappan, Shahab Mirzaean, Narong Suwannarong, Tambako the Jaguar, Jeremy Holden, Kedar Nath Timsina, Mike & Glen Heramb Wildlife Photography, Radhakrishnan Rajagopalan, Tin Man Lee, Ron Gallagher, Zoo Praha, Iman Memarian, Debankur Biswas, Bjorn Olesen, Young Photography, Sid Bramhankar, Stephen Young, Kevin Hatfield Photography, Cede Prudente, Santiago F. Burneo, Thomas Retterath, Jasmine Curtis, Ronny Graf, Josh More, Jaime E. Jiménez, Aditya Singh, Dominique Salé, Armand Meding, Bram Dmeulemeester, Jaime López, Marie Reed, Anuroop Krishnan, Warren Metcalf, Alcey Kangit, Steven Metildi, Paul Sebastian Ellis, Emmanuel Keller, Ron Tzur, Peter Dunn (+), Alex Martin Ros, Antonio Rivas, Sam Carrera, Robert Kok, Iding A. Haidir, Lennart Verheuvel, Ken Kaawata, and Kimio Honda. (please, forgive me if I have forgotten to mention anyone...).
And now, let´s start another project! Stay tuned!
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