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Lions across Africa have declined to about 20,000. As few as 3,000 wild cheetahs roam Namibia and only 6,000 snow leopards remain in the Himalayas.
National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative has been able to support pilot programs that effectively combat the poaching, poisoning, pesticides, and habitat loss that are eradicating big cats.
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A brand new blog run by us that will be dedicated to sharing the best of elephant photography along with interesting information, conservation efforts and news stories.(Above photo by VIDYO)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.