The relationship between Indian indigenous peoples and big cats

Friday 9th July 2021

A fascinating new study shows the relationship between indigenous peoples with a cat deity and tigers and leopards.

Study: How a large cat deity helps people to share space with leopards in India

A new study led by WCS-India documents how a big cat deity worshiped by Indigenous Peoples facilitates coexistence between humans and leopards¬†…
Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.