Anne Hilborn


Our old pal Dr Kelly and Anne have an almost genetic history together. The DNA consists of Cheetahs, the Serengeti, Washington State, and kitties in general. Maybe add London to the mix as well. Cosmopolitan, in a word.

In the Serengeti, we find Cheetahs all over the place. Some people have studied Cheetahs to death. Some people haven't. People pay attention to things like how fast Cheetahs run, why Lions kill baby Cheetahs, why Mother and Father Cheetahs let Lions kill their babies, how fast Cheetahs run, how long they can run before they drop dead from heart attacks, how fast Cheetahs run, and what are the success rates for Cheetah hunts.

Anne likes all of the above. And more. Like, PhD more. To the point: She really wants to figure out how Cheetah hunting skills relate to things like prey encounter rates, attack rates (translation: how many times a Cheetah decides to eat something, successfully or not), handling time (translation: how long a Cheetah messes with a captured animal's head before eating it), prey density, and missed captures. Like, if they miss the animal, they don't eat so good for a while.

Wow! That is a serious headful of questions. But Anne has a serious head, and the brains to go along with such a serious head. Plus, she isn't so serious after all, suffering from an eerily similar affliction as Lindsey. With dance moves like a predatory robot, she demands Respect.

Look Out!

She's got her own version of her scientific work, which may or may not be more accurate than this one. If you would like to read it, go right here.

If you'd prefer to see one of my most favourite things ever, go here instead. Who could blame you?

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