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Cheetah Cubs Charming in San Diego

Cheetah Cubs Charming in San Diego

Two female cheetah cubs born earlier this month are being bottle-fed, hand raised by staff, and charming visitors lucky enough to see them at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The cubs were born on Sept. 1 at the park’s Cheetah Breeding Facility. However, the mother, Allie, has not been successful at raising any of […]

Endangered Species Numbers Rising

Endangered Species Numbers Rising

Living in a world of constant urban development while competing with humans for space and resources, many animals have been put on the endangered species list (or have been all together wiped out) in the past century. Extinction and endangerment are not new concepts, and though many groups have rallied together their available resources, species […]

Endangered Species of Big Cat Exhibits Regional Diet Specificity

Endangered Species of Big Cat Exhibits Regional Diet Specificity

Classified as an endangered species, the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) has suffered from a steady reduction in numbers within its natural habitat in the mountains of Central Asia. Snow leopards are sometimes referred to as “mountain ghosts” and are extremely difficult to study because of their stealthy and elusive nature. In an effort to shed […]

Over 75 Percent of Big Carnivores Facing Extinction

Over 75 Percent of Big Carnivores Facing Extinction

According to a recent study in the journal Science, over 75 percent of Earth’s big carnivores are suffering major declines in their numbers that could result in their extinction unless efforts are taken to preserve them. These animals include bears, dingoes, wolves, and lions. Humans are behind many of the reasons for the startling decline […]

Big Cat Fossils Suggest Central Asian Origins of the Species

Big Cat Fossils Suggest Central Asian Origins of the Species

The oldest fossils of a big cat species have been discovered in Tibet, and suggest that big cats originated in central Asia, not Africa. The fossilized fragments of a skull have been compared to the skulls of modern-day snow leopards, though DNA evidence might eventually suggest otherwise. Though partially crushed, the big cat skull was […]

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