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Big Cat Week

Poaching for Chinese Markets Pushes Tigers to the Brink

Sharon Guynup | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Sharon Guynup

Legions of dedicated individuals are deep in the fight to save this majestic creature, the largest of the world's cats.

Big Cat Week

Panthera | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green

It's Big Cat Week. This means that for one week a much needed spotlight shines on a critical issue, the decline of the world's great cats. But this is something we deal with every day, all year round in our offices at Panthera -- the world's only big cat conservation organization.

Cheetahs: The Supercar of the Big Cat World

Luke Dollar | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Luke Dollar

The cheetah is purposefully captivating, a streamlined control center for high-speed pursuits, much the same way a Ferrari's nose hints at its running speed versus that of a Peterbilt.

Nashipai: Samburu's Famous Lioness

Shivani Bhalla | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Shivani Bhalla

I have known Nashipai for over 12 years. Throughout that time, this beautiful lioness has taught me everything I know about Samburu lions and has become a personal favorite of mine.

Collaring Cougars in the Name of Conservation

Boone Smith | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Boone Smith

Whether we recognize it or not, we need these wild places with big predators. Perhaps we don't go there often, but all of us need that touch of the wild.

WATCH: This Baby Tiger Frolicking Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

National Geographic's Big Cat Week is in full swing, and to honor the occasion, big cat wrangler Boone Smith visited HuffPost Live with a precious bab...

Why We 'Have A Responsibility' To Protect Big Cats

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green

It's no secret that big cats are in trouble. Four of the five feline species that fall under that umbrella are endangered or near threatened: snow ...

This Is What It's Like To Get Face-To-Face With Lions On The Hunt

Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

Big Cat Week is almost here! Nat Geo WILD's fifth annual tribute to the world's great cats will premier next month. The initiative, part of a broad...

WATCH: Adorable Leopard, Lion And Tiger Cubs Take Over HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Nat Geo WILD is gearing up for its fourth annual Big Cat Week. As part of the roaring celebration, Boone Smith joins us on set with a pair of African ...

23 Photos Of Lions To Get You Pumped For Big Cat Week

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Big Cat Week is finally here! Nat Geo WILD's fourth annual tribute to the great cats starts Friday, Nov. 29 with a slew of features that hope to sh...