Author Archives: Margarita

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In search of the Clouded leopard

I returned to Borneo in February 2017, with the specific focus of looking for the Sunda Clouded leopard. The Clouded leopard used to be a notoriously difficult cat to see in the wild. Mainly, because no […]

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In search of the Clouded Leopard – Deramakot Forest Reserve

Day 7  Another travel day across the countryside.  A short boat ride after breakfast brought us to the jetty on the other side of the river, where we parked our car two days ago.  There […]

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In search of the Clouded leopard – Kinabatangan River

Day 5 Most of today was taken up by travelling from Danum Valley to Sukau for our stay at Osman Homestay on Kinabatangan River. We left the field centre at about 8am and saw a group […]

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In search of the Clouded leopard – Danum Valley

I have had my eye on Danum Valley for a number of years, ever since I first heard about it while living in Thailand. A field station surrounded by ancient rainforest, where Clouded leopards and […]

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Wild cats on the Roof of the World

I stepped out of the car into complete darkness and was immediately chilled to the bone. The car thermometer showed 6 degrees, but it was probably closer to zero, factoring in the windchill. Here on […]

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Return to Kangaroo Island

As spring arrived in Australia, Alexi and I made a spur of the moment decision to spend a weekend in South Australia. And even more on the spur of the moment, we made an ambitious […]

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Eastern Pygmy Possum

On a recent hike in Royal National Park we came across a possum box and had a quick look inside. To our delight there were two little occupants in the box – Eastern pygmy possums. […]

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Australasian grebe

This winter in Sydney has been long and cold, but a few sunny days still fell on the weekend and I managed to get out and about to see how the other critters spent their […]

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Escape to Royal National Park

Sydney winter can be a quite gloomy at times with weeks of rainy weather on end, plunging the residents of the sunny down under into an equally gloomy mood. Thankfully there are ample opportunities to […]

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Cats of Istanbul

Istanbul cats are not house cats, nor are they strays. They are members of the community, a quintessential detail in the fabric of the city. While they do not belong to anyone, they seem to […]

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