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60 Minutes Documents the Incredible Rescue of Abused Circus Lions 0

 

The CBS News program 60 Minutes recently aired a heartbreaking segment about the sad lives of performing circus lions that every animal lover needs to watch.  The show documented the rescue of a group of over 30 abused lions that had been performing in grim traveling...

Video: Wildlife Filmmakers Dedicated to Saving Big Cats 0

 

If you’re a fan of National Geographic nature shows, you’re already familiar with the noted wildlife filmmakers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert.  The Jouberts are based in Africa and have spent many years filming the wildlife all around them…especially African big cats.  If you can’t...

How Your Little Kitty Can Help Endangered Big Cats 0

 

National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative supports scientists and conservationists working to save big cats in the wild in Africa and elsewhere around the world.  Since its founding in 2009, the Big Cats Initiative has helped support over 80 projects...

Video: Cecil the Lion’s Legacy Lives on in His Grandcubs 0

 

Seems hard to believe it’s been one year since everyone’s favorite dentist Walter Palmer killed a beloved African lion named Cecil in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Palmer and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with meat, wounded him, and then 11 hours later, killed...

Barnum to Retire Circus Elephants 0

 

Earlier this year, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it was going to phase out its touring Asian elephants and retire them to a conservation center in Florida in May 2016. This move is seen as a victory in...

African Lion Population in Steep Decline 0

 

With the recent killing of the well-known lion named Cecil by a trophy hunter, the plight of Africa’s disappearing lion population has been much in the news. A new study on Africa’s lions has identified the primary reasons for the drop in the African lion population...