Obsession for Cats

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/).