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We at The Big Cat Blog share the images we come across on the internet as both a fan of the photographer’s work and as animal lovers with a passion for felines. All images found on this blog remain the property of their respective owners. We lay no claim to any image featured here and receive no financial benefits from their use. We ensure that all images are correctly attributed to their respective owners. If material you own is featured here and you would like it removed or credited differently, you can contact us at thebigcatblog@gmail.com and expect a prompt response.

1 April 13
Photo by: varmarohit

Photo by: varmarohit

31 March 12
Photo by: Hari L Ratan

Photo by: Hari L Ratan

24 October 11
A 22-month-old female scaredy cat tiger appeared to get the shock of  her young life when she encountered a dead leaf floating on a pool of  water in the Bandhavgarh National Park, India. Clearly unusure about  just what was approaching her, the partially submerged youngster’s tail  shot up in the air and with teeth bared she let out her most fearsome  growl - all in an effort to scare the humble leaf away.
Picture: HERMANN BREHM / NPL / Rex Features

A 22-month-old female scaredy cat tiger appeared to get the shock of her young life when she encountered a dead leaf floating on a pool of water in the Bandhavgarh National Park, India. Clearly unusure about just what was approaching her, the partially submerged youngster’s tail shot up in the air and with teeth bared she let out her most fearsome growl - all in an effort to scare the humble leaf away.

Picture: HERMANN BREHM / NPL / Rex Features

23 August 11
Photo by:  Dawn Huczek

Photo by: Dawn Huczek

19 July 11

A dramatic leopard attack is caught on camera. The fully grown leopard had been wandering through a part of the densely populated village of Prakash Nagar when curious crowds startled it. Six people were mauled before forestry department officials tranquilized the leopard.

Photos: AFP/GETTY

Leopards in India are becoming increasingly rare outside of protected areas, with persecution due to conflict situations being a major threat. Expansion of agriculturally used land, and encroachment of humans and their livestock into protected areas are main factors contributing to habitat loss and decrease of wild prey. As a result, leopards approach human settlements, where they are tempted to prey on livestock. Human/leopard conflict situations ensue, and have increased in recent years. In retaliation for attacks on livestock, leopards are shot, poisoned and trapped in brutal snares.

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

15 July 11
Photo by: sarit2006

Photo by: sarit2006

14 July 11
Two ferocious tigers were forced to walk away with their tails  between their legs after being scared off by a protective mother bear.  Two bear cubs and their mum escape unscathed despite the close encounter  with the huge cats, which were eventually forced to run away. Wildlife  photographer Aditya Singh captured the battle on camera during a visit  to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India.
Picture:  ADITYA SINGH/CATERS NEWS

Two ferocious tigers were forced to walk away with their tails between their legs after being scared off by a protective mother bear. Two bear cubs and their mum escape unscathed despite the close encounter with the huge cats, which were eventually forced to run away. Wildlife photographer Aditya Singh captured the battle on camera during a visit to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India.

Picture: ADITYA SINGH/CATERS NEWS

20 June 11
An old tigress (left) is confronted by a younger stronger tiger over a  sambar deer kill in Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India
Picture: Chris Brunskill Ltd / Rex Features

An old tigress (left) is confronted by a younger stronger tiger over a sambar deer kill in Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India

Picture: Chris Brunskill Ltd / Rex Features

8 June 11
Photo by: najeebkhan2009

Photo by: najeebkhan2009

31 May 11
India male tiger plays doting dad to orphaned cubs Forest officials in  northern India say a male tiger appears to be caring for two orphaned  cubs in an extremely rare display of paternal feeling. The cubs lost their mother in February in the Ranthambore  tiger reserve. Officials there say they believe the male tiger, named  T25, is their father.
Wildlife experts say cubs are usually raised by their mothers and male tigers often kill cubs they come across. Officials believe there is no recorded evidence of males behaving like this.
Read more.
Photo: Camera trapping of the tiger cubs with the male tiger.
(Thanks to typingundertheinfluence for the story tip!)

India male tiger plays doting dad to orphaned cubs
Forest officials in northern India say a male tiger appears to be caring for two orphaned cubs in an extremely rare display of paternal feeling. The cubs lost their mother in February in the Ranthambore tiger reserve. Officials there say they believe the male tiger, named T25, is their father.

Wildlife experts say cubs are usually raised by their mothers and male tigers often kill cubs they come across. Officials believe there is no recorded evidence of males behaving like this.

Read more.

Photo: Camera trapping of the tiger cubs with the male tiger.

(Thanks to typingundertheinfluence for the story tip!)

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh