A biologist in South Africa has a unique job: he introduces big cats to each other so that they can pair up and mate

A biologist in South Africa has a unique job: he introduces big cats to each other so that they can pair up and mate

When you live in the country, the dating scene can be thin on the ground. And for cheetahs, this is a dilemma that could jeopardize the species’ survival. Take a step forward. Vincent van der Merwe, a South African biologist, has a one-of-a-kind job. The 39-year-old exposes the large cats to one another in order […]

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‘Huge blow’ for tiger conservation as two of the big cats killed in Thailand

‘Huge blow’ for tiger conservation as two of the big cats killed in Thailand

Tiger conservationists in Thailand are reeling following the recent killing of two tigers in Thong Pha Phum National Park. Authorities confiscated the two carcasses and are investigating the incident and possible links to the illegal wildlife trade. The two Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti) were killed on Jan. 8 by local farmers in the park […]

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Shocking new footage reveals horrific conditions lions and tigers are subjected to at big cat farms in SA

Shocking new footage reveals horrific conditions lions and tigers are subjected to at big cat farms in SA

Johannesburg – Global animal welfare organisation Four Paws have urged government to consider legislative changes to stop the commercial trade of all big cats in South Africa. With South Africa remaining the biggest exporter of live big cats globally, and with widespread big cat farming taking place across the country, the global organisation is pressing […]

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Jaguars in Mexico are growing in number, a promising sign that national conservation strategies are working

Jaguars in Mexico are growing in number, a promising sign that national conservation strategies are working

The jaguar population in Mexico increased by about 800 animals from 2010 to 2018, according to the first two censuses of the elusive carnivores ever conducted in the country. The news confirms that Mexico’s national strategy to protect jaguars is working, researchers reported recently in the journal PLOS One. “It was incredible to see jaguars […]

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