Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lion Melanoma

So the kitten did NOT have rabies. Some of the other possible causes of her neurologic behavior could be: infection with other viral or bacterial agents, inflammation from trauma, etc and parasitic infection.  

Here's a cool story about the first known case of a cutaneous melanoma in a lion and the treatment they are pursuing. There's a great short video clip in the link too!


  1. Melanoma is a malignant tumor of the melanocytes. These are the cells present in the skin and the eyes. They are responsible for the skin color of a person. Melanoma is considered the most lethal form of skin cancer.