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Mammals of the Month - March 2012

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by code6202, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

    Thanks!!! :)

    Mr. John, I wish I had another Amur, they are near impossible to find. I didn't get any pictures from you, but if you sent them, then thanks, lol.

    This one died at an AZA zoo and they know what they have ;), they still have the male and he looks the same. Although, I agree that many private owners hardly know what they have and don't care as long as it has spots.

    And from the different leopards I have worked on I can assure you this leopard is not an Amur. It's fur is not as long and it lacks the triangular rosettes on the back. It also has "guard hairs". Seriously, it has black guard hairs that are noticeably longer than the other hairs. I have never seen this before on any big cat! It is really neat.

    But, I agree, who cares what it is exactly and I doubt as well that it is a pure Persian, but it sure is a Beautiful cat and I'm glad I could save it.

    I'll post more pictures someday when its all finished :)
  2. michael69

    michael69 Active Member

    Gorgeous cat wayne...nice job

  3. michael69

    michael69 Active Member

    That looks sweet
  4. Just finished

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  5. Mink

    Mink New Member

    Gray fox finished this afternoon (still working on the habitat) This will be a competition peice.


  6. madtrapper22

    madtrapper22 New Member

    nice mounts i like the gray real relaxed (cute look).
  7. Very nice Leslie !!!!
  8. KansasBuck

    KansasBuck New Member

    You could show it to the guy that was looking for some wholesale work. If I didn't enjoy doing it I would have you do all my work. Beautiful Leslie
  9. hoytman

    hoytman UTA Member

    Here is a Wolverine I recently did and took to the AK show at the end of Feb.


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  10. snowhare

    snowhare New Member

    Yeh what must we say about your cats , nothing to say realy but wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
  11. Fawn

    Fawn New Member

  12. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member


    Here is one I did for the Michigan show.
  13. hunt hard

    hunt hard New Member

    Daniel the leopard looks great. I know how hard you worked on this project and what you had to work with. Great Save!!!!!
  14. Wolfie101

    Wolfie101 New Member

    Sweet mount. Love all the contrasting colors, that's a beautiful fox. Congratulations, keep up the good work
  15. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member

    Thank you. I loved that fox. I tried to buy it from the customer, but he loved it too. I really need to start taking my own stuff to shows.
  16. Martin

    Martin roes, my obsession, my fate

    roe deer

  17. KansasBuck

    KansasBuck New Member

    Beatiful mount Martin. Love the composition.
  18. falco

    falco Trapping is fun

    Great Job on that Leopard Daniel,,, you are truly talented.
    I doubt it too if its a pure Persian Leopard,, My Bother in Law (lives in Iran) is THE guy who has dedicated his life to study, conserve and research about Persian Cheetahs and Leopards all his life,, and has taken alot f photos from them, he also got trained couple of years ago in Africa about How to snare them and put the Satelite Collar on them,,Here is a shot he took last year from a Persian Leopard,, this might help to see how close your Leopard is to being Pure Persian Leopard....
    One thing I noticed is that your Leopard is abit dark for being persian Leopard,, but again,, the ones I have seen that come from Montain areas are paler than the ones come from lets say Northern mountains that are covered with forest..... ???
    One thing I know about Persian Leopards is that they are quite a bit bigger than African Leopard in general.

  19. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Falco, you are spot-on (pardon the pun! LOL) in regard to the difference in coat color of the two.

    Persian Leopards ...

    Amur Leopard ...
  20. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

    Thank you Mr. Falco :)

    And I got to say that is so cool what your brother in law does! Thanks for the picture as well. I have looked at many pictures and I'm still not sure
    how much Persian is in her.

    I find it interesting that they are bigger than African leopards, because even though this one was a young female she is the size of an average male African.

    A couple other things I want to add, is that I took the picture in the sun which doesn't really show her true colors. The first picture is of a captive Persian that I used as reference for the pose.

    And the second shows black guard hairs on the neck of another Persian leopard. I found it strange, but this is the only leopard I have ever seen that has these black guard hairs all over the body. They are clearly much longer than the surrounding fur and they are evenly spaced everywere, in the yellow areas as well as the black spots.

    Granted I haven't mounted very many leopards, but I have worked on a couple different kinds and this is totally new for me.

    I guess it all boils down to it being a captive leopard so far removed from the wild counterparts and the inbreeding that can't really be prevented without introducing new blood lines.

    I hope it's a Persian Leopard ;D

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