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Burnt Paws and Broken Spirits: What Happens When the Circus Lights Go Out?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Nancy Colier

How is it that we can believe we have the right to misuse these magnificent and wise wild creatures for the purposes of entertainment and profit, without any consideration or empathy for their wellbeing?

WATCH: Brave Baby Elephant Survives Lion Attack

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green

Nail-biting footage captured at Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp in Zambia shows the dramatic showdown between a 1-year-old elephant and a pride of ...

The Real Noah's Ark

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

A bear, a lion and a tiger. The closest shared genre is of course the tiger and the lion, but in the jungle, they would never mingle. They would probably ignore each other and mind their own territory, or fight over food if they encountered a common prey.

Guy Gets A Hug From His Lion BFF

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

What's in this video? Oh, just a guy getting a big hug from a massive feline that could rip him to shreds without much effort. Jonathan Hawkins, a...

These Lions Are So Pro-Lion They Interrupt Their Own PSA

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

World Lion Day is August 10, and Kevin Richardson -- known on YouTube as The Lion Whisperer -- and his pals are excited. Except, in the video above...

LOOK: Lioness Has Incredible Encounter With Baby Baboon

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green

We all know nature is a brutal place. But sometimes, you never know what's going on behind the eyes of some of the world's biggest carnivores. Dur...

WATCH: These Cubs Are Kings Of The Jungle In Training

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

When mom and dad took their cubs on a stroll in the Okavango river delta in Botswana, dad let out his mighty roar. The cubs adorably tried to repe...

WATCH: Adorably Up Close And Personal With A Lion Cub

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

From prior experience we've concluded that when lions and GoPro cameras mix, you're in for an adorably cute time. However, do you know what can up the...

Lions Nearing Extinction In West Africa, And We Didn't Even Know It

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By John R. Platt (Click here for original article) Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordi...

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...

WATCH: Up Close And Personal With A Pride Of Lions

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

While almost everyone would love to hug and play with lions, issues arise for most of us like the possibility of winding up as lunch. Thankfully, the ...

Seven-Week-Old Lion Cubs Exploring The World Is Giving Us The Fuzzies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.01.2013 | Good News

Earlier this month, we told you about three little lion cubs born at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. Now we have an update with more wild cat adorablen...

'Growloween' Is Purr-fect!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Watch the animals of The Big Cat Rescue have a smashing good time with pumpkins, spiders, ghosts and bats! The Big Cat Rescue is an educational, ...

One More Lion Cub And Your Heart Might Explode

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.21.2013 | Good News

This video will take away all your Monday woes. If not, it will at least make you want to visit the Oregon Zoo in Portland to see these three 5-week-o...

This Lion Cub Hates Being Weighed As Much As We Do

Posted 10.11.2013 | Green

This is Karis. Like all good lion cubs, she loves playing, napping and growling. But she absolutely HATES getting weighed. Karis, who's...

Little White Lion Cub Is Trying Oh So Hard To Roar

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2013 | Good News

This little white lion cub is ready to take over the world -- one roar at a time. But she's not quite ferocious yet. Nevertheless, her debut at th...

Meet The Incredible Lion Who Became A Hollywood Star

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

Meet Fagan. The lion was owned by Floyd C. Humeston, who raised Fagan from a cub. In the early 1950s, Humeston was drafted into the Army and could...

PHOTOS: It's Like A Real Life 'Lion King'

Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

All you Disney lovers out there take note, "The Lion King" is real. These incredible photos were taken by traveler Brandon Heuser durin...

PHOTO: Scaredy Cat Gets Stuck In A Tree

Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

Oh lion, all you wanted was a nice relaxing nap in the shade. But apparently one, ahem, scaredy cat climbed a little too high and had to be helped dow...

Lions Rescued From Illegal Bolivian Circuses In New Documentary

Posted 06.04.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: An undercover investigation by Animal Defenders International or ADI led to a 2009 ban on circus animals i...

Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

Adventure Collection | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.

LION ON THE LOOSE: Cops Call Off Search For Wild Animal

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 08.28.2012 | Weird News

LONDON -- So, were the locals lying about the lion? Police said Monday that they've found no evidence to support area residents' claims that they'd s...

PHOTOS: Lioness Battles Crocodile To Protect Pride

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

In an instant, a tense situation escalated to an attack, and one lucky wildlife photographer managed to catch a violent moment between a lioness and a...

To See the Animals: Our Safari to Tanzania, Part 3

Ken White | Posted 05.09.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

Everywhere I turn, I am struck by strong and conflicting realities: the beauty of being here, and the fact that it is my own species' presence which has put this all at such risk.