More Pictures from Big Cat Week at Nat Geo WILD

by Rebecca on November 29, 2013

in Animal Pictures,Cute Animal Pictures

Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD starting November 29, 2013

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/big-cat-week/

African Lion Cub

Photograph by Beverly Joubert

An African lion cub rests in the tall grasses of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Once ranging across the African continent and into Syria, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, and even northwest India, lions have declined to as few as 20,000 animals from about 450,000 just 50 years ago.

Big Cats Initiative

National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with theBig Cats Initiativea comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

For just $5, you can help save big cats by uploading a photo of your little kitty at http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats/little-kitties/

Asiatic Leopard Cub

Photograph by Steve Winter

An Asiatic leopard cub in the Hukawng Valley in Myanmar (Burma) became an orphan after hunters killed its mother to sell her body parts for use in traditional medicine. In 2010, the entire valley—about the size of Vermont—was designated by the government of Myanmar as a tiger sanctuary, a major conservation step that protects big cats and other rare species throughout the territory.

Big Cats Initiative

National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with the Big Cats Initiativea comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

Lion Cubs Playing

Photograph by Beverly Joubert

Lion cubs play in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Loss of habitat, prey decline, pesticides, and even canine distemper and tuberculosis have caused lion numbers to quickly decline across Africa.

Big Cats Initiative

National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with theBig Cats Initiativea comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

 

For just $5, you can help save big cats by uploading a photo of your little kitty here.

African Lion Cub

Photograph by Beverly Joubert

An African lion cub crouches in tall grass in the Okavango Delta. African lions are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Big Cats Initiative

National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with theBig Cats Initiativea comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

 

For just $5, you can help save big cats by uploading a photo of your little kitty here.

Cheetah Family

Photograph by Chris Johns

Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa. It is estimated that only 7,500 of these big cats remain, and those are under pressure as the wide-open grasslands they favor are disappearing at the hands of human settlers.

Big Cats Initiative

National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with theBig Cats Initiativea comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

 

For just $5, you can help save big cats by uploading a photo of your little kitty here.

Tiger Mother and Cubs

Photograph by Michael Nichols

A Bengal tiger called Sita gives her cubs an early morning bath in India’s Bandhavgarh National Park. The ritual helps cement a crucial maternal bond. Over the last hundred years, hunting and forest destruction have reduced tiger populations from hundreds of thousands of animals to perhaps fewer than 4,000.

Big Cats Initiative

National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with theBig Cats Initiativea comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

 

For just $5, you can help save big cats by uploading a photo of your little kitty here.

African Lion and Cub

Photograph by Beverly Joubert

An African lion rests with her cub in the Okavango Delta. As human populations in sub-Saharan Africa expand, the amount of hunting space and habitats for lions decreases.

Big Cats Initiative

National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, tigers, and other big cats with theBig Cats Initiativea comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

 

For just $5, you can help save big cats by uploading a photo of your little kitty here.


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