Legions of dedicated individuals are deep in the fight to save this majestic creature, the largest of the world's cats.
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.
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.
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.
We are determined to make leopard print a cause for celebration, not a reminder of our collective failure.
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.
By protecting some of the jaguars' most important habitat, we're opening the possibility that these cats may find their way north from Mexico either on their own or with help from people, forming a population of jaguars in the United States for the first time in decades.
A short stroll before dinner last Thursday yielded a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sighting -- along with the photos necessary to prove that it really happened.
Monkeys are dressed in garish clothes and smacked by trainers before they reluctantly ride bikes or horses. Bears wear brightly colored skirts and are forced to stand and skip with ropes, before being punched -- hard in the face -- when they fail.
Time is running out for Africa's iconic animal -- along with other big cats of the world like snow leopards, tigers, cheetahs and jaguars.
"Here we go again," I thought as I hung up the phone. Another private owner has eight tigers and can't afford to care for them anymore. "Where can we possibly put them this time?"
A wire snare is cheap to make, easy to set and deadly for big cats. One recent victim close to my heart is a leopard called Ngoye. She is the central character of a project I started 10 years ago in Phinda, South Africa -- Panthera's Munyawana Leopard Project.
I write a blog for Animal Planet called Animal Oddities and I often feature stories of animals that show up in odd places. Despite such entertaining ...
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Snow leopards are one of the most distinctive cats - stocky, covered in thick grey fur with large black rosettes, and they have small, rounded ears - an adaptation to minimize heat loss.