CNN: Panthera Scientists Film First Known Footage of Elusive and Rare African Golden Cat in Gabon


Monday, August 29, 2011:   In this report, CNN provides an exclusive look and investigates Aid for Africa member Panthera‘s release of the first known footage of the African golden cat–one of the least-known and most elusive wild cats on earth.

The footage was captured in Gabon by Panthera Kaplan scholar Laila Bahaa-el-din as part of a Panthera research project to understand how African golden cats are affected by different levels of human activity, such as logging and hunting. The golden cat’s habitat is deep forests and it is so shy that people rarely see the animal in the wild. As a result it is one of the least studied cats.  Read article and view video