Blue tigers, king cheetahs, black cougars, spotted lions... water leopards, rainbow jaguars, transcaucasian demon cats, mexican onzas, surviving saber-tooths, feline mega-marsupials, and more.
Mystery Cats of the World Revisited investigates the breadth and depth of the mystery cat phenomenon around the world. What are these enigmatic cat-like animals that have been glimpsed in wild and lonely areas of the world? Are they exotic wild animals that have escaped from captivity, or just common creatures improperly observed? Or could some be genuinely elusive cat forms still unknown to science or supposedly long extinct? According to scientific conventions, these mystery cats cannot exist, but they have attracted increasing attention from natural historians and the public worldwide.
This fully illustrated work is an updated, greatly-expanded edition of Karl Shuker’s very first book, Mystery Cats of the World, a classic of the cryptozoological literature, now highly sought after by collectors and lauded by cryptozoologists and mainstream zoologists alike for its scrupulously scientific, objective analyses. This new edition examines many new mystery cats reports as well as revisits those previously featured in the original 1989 edition. As such, it remains the only indisputably definitive work on mystery cats in existence.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
New Preface (2020)
Original Preface (1989)
Original Foreword (1989) by Paul and Lena Godsall Bottriell
Chapter 1: Great Britain—Surrey Pumas and Exmoor Beasts
Chapter 2: Ireland and Continental Europe—Daemon Cats and Scimitar Cats
Chapter 3: Asia—Multicolored Tigers and Mint-Leaf Leopards
Chapter 4: Africa—Cheetahs with Stripes and Lions with Spots
Chapter 5: North America—Panthers Aplenty and Bobcats of Blue
Chapter 6: Mexico and Central/South America—Onzas and Jaguaretes
Chapter 7: Australasia—Queensland Tigers and Emmaville Panthers
Chapter 8: Final Thoughts—Conclusions and Conservation
Appendix 1: King Cheetahs in Asia?
Appendix 2: Alleged Sightings of North American Black Pumas/Black Panthers Posted on ShukerNature by Readers
Appendix 3: A Black Puma at London Zoo?
About the Author
Index of Animal Names