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Obsession for Cats

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pat Thomas, general curator for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, discusses the recent discovery that big cats—cheetahs, jaguars and tigers, who are well known for their obsession about scent—love the smell of Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men cologne. The scent is now widely used in zoos and the findings are even changing how large felines are studied in the field.

 

It’s been known for a while that big cats like cheetahs, jaguars and tigers are obsessive about scents, but it’s not just meat. Researchers have recently discovered that big cats also love the smell of Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men cologne. The scent is now widely used in zoos and the findings are even changing how large felines are studied in the field. We’ll talk to Pat Thomas, general curator for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo (http://www.bronxzoo.com/).

Guests:

Pat Thomas

Comments [3]

Dik F. Liu

Actually, YSL Kouros contrains a lot of civet notes - extracted from cat's butt, I think. My Korat cat (single coat cats from Thailand, decendents of Malay jungle cats) goes crazy around it, and not in a good way.

Jun. 14 2010 08:09 PM
J from Greenpoint

NOTE: Most musks in commercial products are synthetics -- NOT actually derived from animal sources. But they apparently do the job anyway. And, yes, they are quite safe.

Jun. 14 2010 01:29 PM
JP from NJ

Has Calvin Klein’s Obsession been tested on rats or monkeys to make sure its safe for big cats?

Jun. 14 2010 01:00 PM

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