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The Amur Tiger’s Cinderella Story



Amur tiger in snow

Photo courtesy of National Geographic

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Victory For The Jaguar. Protection Awarded for the Wild Cat.

Jaguar - Panthera onca

New Jaguar Conservation Agreement Provides Protection for the Big Cat.

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A Future For Cheetahs. Signed By Dr. Laurie Marker Giveaway!

A future for Cheetahs

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Why You Should Never Pay to Play With Cubs

Lion cub the Columbus Zoo

Lion cub admired from afar at the Columbus Zoo

Lions Cubs Are to Be Admired Not Cuddled

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The Evolution of the House Cat’s Manipulative Meow

Eddie the manipulative meow

Eddie is an effective communicator with his soft, high pitched meow.

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Good News For The World’s Wild Cats and Their Ecosystems

Lion close up Heart of Africa

New Global Alliance with Panthera

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Save Sumatran Tigers When You Shop the Frog

Kroger coffee tiger and gracey

Shop the Frog to Save Sumatran Tigers

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Lions and Little Cats Share Instinct Around Water Hole

 

Lions drinking water photo by Greg du Toit

photo courtesy of Greg du Toit, Wildlife Photographer

In our post 3 Big Cat Instincts Your Cat Shares, we talked about how in the wild, big cats know lowering their heads to drink water puts them in a vulnerable position. The big cats prefer an unobstructed view to keep an eye on their surroundings. In the photo above, you  see a pride of lions at a water hole. Notice that while some of the lions drink the others are keeping watch. But even the lions that have lowered their heads to drink are keeping their eyes on their surroundings.

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3 Big Cat Instincts Your Cat Shares

Cat pawing at water dish1) Testing the Water

Have you noticed your cat  lowering their paw into their water bowl or swiping through the stream of water in their fountain?  Sometimes your cat might even dip  and then lick the water off of their paw before lowering their head in what we think of the standard way a cat  drinks.

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3 Cat Conservation Projects That Help Humans Too

Conservation programs that take into consideration the well-being and interests of the people that live with the big cats have the most chance of succeeding.  In the past, there has been a  conservation versus them approach and people were even removed from their homes as protected areas were off limits to local people.  Projects that work with  local people and  give them an incentive to save the big cats have a much better chance of success.  Here are three big cat conservation projects that help humans too.

1) Jaguar Corridor Lights Up Eastern Colombia

Jaguar - Panthera onca

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