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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.

7 January 12
Photo by: Ryan Kilpatrick

Photo by: Ryan Kilpatrick

13 December 11
Photo by: Earth-touch Admin
4 November 11
Photo by: left-hand

Photo by: left-hand

3 November 11

You’ve told me who your favourite charities are, now here are some of mine!

  • National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is a comprehensive program that supports on-the-ground conservation projects, education, and economic incentive efforts and a global public-awareness campaign.
  • Save Tigers Now  is a global WWF campaign with a goal of building political, financial and public support to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 - the next Year of the Tiger.  
  • The Northern Jaguar Project strives to preserve essential jaguar habitat through the establishment, care, and expansion of a safe-haven sanctuary in northern Mexico.
  • The Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance is a coalition of 13 international and Russian NGOs that have pooled resources to support conservation of Amur leopards and tigers in the wild.

Consider spreading the word about these organizations and REBLOG TO WIN a copy of the new book Awkward Family Pet Photos! USA addresses only.

All photos: Tambako the Jaguar

2 November 11
Peaceful protest
Photo by: njwight

Peaceful protest

Photo by: njwight

Reblogged: njwight

27 October 11
Photo by: kimvanderwaal

Photo by: kimvanderwaal

26 October 11
Photo by: rogersmithpix

Photo by: rogersmithpix

25 October 11

Stranded Lion Cub Dramatically Saved By His Mom
In Kenya, a lion cub fell down a steep cliff, but fortunately his mother was there to save him. The cub’s mother arrived on scene after hearing his desperate cries for help.

Photos: Jean-Francois Largot

19 October 11
Eighteen endangered Bengal tigers among 50 animals shot by Ohio policeSheriff’s deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals — including 18 rare  Bengal tigers and 17 lions — in a big-game hunt across the Ohio  countryside Wednesday after the owner of an exotic-animal park threw  their cages open and committed suicide.
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Eighteen endangered Bengal tigers among 50 animals shot by Ohio police
Sheriff’s deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions — in a big-game hunt across the Ohio countryside Wednesday after the owner of an exotic-animal park threw their cages open and committed suicide.

Read more.

18 October 11
A young lion performs a backflip as it escapes the claws of a vicious  lioness who slashed it across the face. British photographer Elliott  Neep watched as the lioness approached a zebra carcass to feast with her  two cubs. Juveniles from a different pride dared to come too close and  the protective mother lashed out in anger, in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
Picture: Elliott Neep/solen

A young lion performs a backflip as it escapes the claws of a vicious lioness who slashed it across the face. British photographer Elliott Neep watched as the lioness approached a zebra carcass to feast with her two cubs. Juveniles from a different pride dared to come too close and the protective mother lashed out in anger, in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

Picture: Elliott Neep/solen

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh