Grégory Breton

Grégory Breton
Panthera

B.Sc., Msc. in Animal Behaviour

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Introduction
Grégory Breton currently works at Panthera, as the Managing Director of the French-speaking branch Panthera France. He does research in Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of wild cats and he currently studying the Sand Cat (Felis margarita) in the Moroccan Sahara.

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Publications (52)
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We report on the North African subspecies of the sand cat Felis margarita margari- ta and other desert carnivores in the Moroccan Sahara. The study was initiated in December 2015 under the approval of the Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification, and during 12 days of fieldwork, six carnivore species were observe...
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We report here on past and recent sightings of sand cats Felis margarita margarita in their westernmost distribution area of the Moroccan Sahara. Sand cats were searched for while driving along roads, pistes and cross country using the headlights and high powered spotlamps from the roof of two vehicles looking for their eyeshine. The sex and age of...
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In the wild, tigers live in large individual territories ranging from 7 to 1,000 km2 depending on the region and prey abundance. However, in captivity, the animal's environment is strongly reduced, and the size of the enclosure provided varies between zoos. It has been shown that animals occupying large territories in the wild, like tigers, are mor...
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Though large cats are easily distinguished where they co-occur, some sympatric small cat species appear very similar in morphology, especially coat pattern. Often even specialists cannot distinguish one species from another. Determining which species has been photographed in a camera trap picture is often difficult, leading to confusion and controv...
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We investigated the effects of a CCK-A receptor antagonist on the development of mother preference. Lambs received 2-NAP either at birth or 6, or 12 h later. Controls were given saline. When tested at 24 h of age, lambs receiving 2-NAP at birth or 6 h later did not display mother preference unlike controls and lambs which were given 2-NAP at 12 h....
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During a telemetry study, body weights and body measurements of African sand cats Felis margarita margarita were recorded in the southern provinces of Morocco between December 2015 and December 2019. In total, 41 individuals (30 males and 11 females) were captured, weighed, and the body measurements of the specimens selected for radio-collaring wer...
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Felidae species show a great diversity in their diet, foraging and hunting strategies, from small to large prey. Whether they belong to solitary or group hunters, the behavior of cats to subdue resisting small or large prey presents crucial differences. It is assumed that pack hunting reduces the per capita risk of each individual. We hypothesize t...
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The sand cat, Felis margarita Loche, 1858, is a small desert cat with a fragmented distribution across the Sahara, Arabian Peninsula, and Central Asia. It is currently listed as Least Concern by the IUCN; however, its status in many countries is unknown. Sand cats are generally classified into four subspecies: F. m. margarita (North Africa and Saha...
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The ring‐tailed lemur (Lemur catta), one of the most iconic and widely recognized primates in the world, is threatened in its native range and classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The global conservation strategy for the species includes ex situ conservation efforts led by zoological institutions in the fr...
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Cet article présente les résultats de la première étude jamais entreprise pour étudier le chat sauvage européen ou chat forestier (Felis silvestris silvestris) dans les Pyrénées-Orientales. Entre 2010 et 2013, les pièges photographiques utilisés ont capturé au total 91 photographies et 15 vidéos indépendantes de chats sauvages au phénotype de chat...
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We report here on the first sighting and photographic documentation of kittens of African sand cats Felis margarita margarita in the region of Addrar Souttouf in the Moroccan Sahara near the Atlantic coast in late April 2017.
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Foreword of a new book dedicated on small cat species and in-situ conservation and research initiatives. Main author : Geneviève Hamelin. Text in French.
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by the French administration to obtain the licence to open and run a zoological park in France. This particular file of 403 pages (+ annex maps) was the one written in order Parc des Félins obtains the autorisation to add newly bought plots of 20 hectares in the institution's initial autorisation...
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by the French administration to obtain the licence to open and run a zoological park in France. This particular file of 37 pages (+ annex maps) was the one written in order Parc des Félins obtains the autorisation to expand the animal collection to several species of Artiodactyla (even-toed ungula...
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by the French administration to apply for the French licence to keep, breed and display to the public specimens of wild species. This particular file of 136 pages was made to obtain this accreditation for all terrestrial Carnivores (Nandiniidae, Prionodontidae, Viverridae, Hyenidae, Eupleridae, He...
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Introduction: In the wild, tigers have very large territories, ranging from 15 km² to 1,000 km², according to the region and the prey base (Karanth K. & al., 2010 ; Sunquist M. & Sunquist F., 2002). Generally, the territory of one male covers that of several females. To patrol these territories, wild tigers can walk between 5 to 30 km per day (Kara...
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This is the official guidebook for the zoological park "Parc des Félins" in France. This first edition has 51 pages.
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Educational board from ”Deyrolle pour l’Avenir” #46 (Collection Biodiversity)
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by obtain from the French administration the licence to open and run a zoological park in France. This particular file of 123 pages was the one written in order Parc des Félins obtains the autorisation to add newly bought plots of 11 ha in the institution's initial autorisation and create new tige...
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by obtain from the French administration the licence to open and run a zoological park in France. This particular file of 123 pages was the one written in order Parc des Félins obtains the autorisation to add newly bought plots of 11 ha in the institution's initial autorisation and create new tige...
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by the French administration to obtain the licence to open and run a zoological park in France. This particular file of 123 pages was the one written in order Parc des Félins obtains the autorisation to add newly bought plots of 11 hectares in the institution's initial autorisation and create new...
Technical Report
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France’s Le Parc des Félins has had great breeding success in recent months, as these wonderful pictures show.
Book
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This 112-page book written in French contains multiple exercises on wildcats and environment topics for both Primary and Middle School children. The uploaded file only contains of each chapter.
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Les parcs zoologiques hébergent des lynx d’Eurasie (Lynx lynx) depuis des décennies mais cette espèce n’a reçu que récemment l’attention qu’elle mérite...
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by the French administration to obtain the licence to open and run a zoological park in France. This particular file of 45 pages was the one written in order Parc des Félins obtains the autorisation to expand the animal collection to Lemuridae.
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Education board on Felids’ reproduction in two languages (Fr & En) displayed in Parc des Félins, France (www.parc-des-felins.com)
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by the French administration to apply for the French licence to keep, breed and display to the public specimens of wild species. This particular file of 249 pages was made to obtain this accreditation for Felids.
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Education board on Felids’ diet in two languages (Fr & En) displayed in Parc des Félins, France (www.parc-des-felins.com)
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is required by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) to complement the EAZA membership accreditation questionnaire. This particular file gathers 45 pages of statements, explanations, policies, inventories and notes (+ annex maps).
Technical Report
This type of the technical file is the one required by the French administration to obtain the licence to open and run a zoological park in France. This particular file of 213 pages (+ annex maps) was the one written to move the Parc des Félins from its small initial location of 7 hectares in Auneau to its new location of 60 hectares in Lumigny-Nes...

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This project contains all ressources I (co)wrote and (co)designed for education in zoological institutions and other wider audiences.
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This project contains all titles of all files I (co)wrote for obtaining licences and accreditations for zoological institutions and myself in this area.
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The goal of this research program is to lift the veil on ecology and behaviour of this small desert felid called the Saharan Sand cat (Felis margarita margarita) and the other sympatric carnivores in the Moroccan Sahara and implement conservation actions to protect these animals in the wild.