Photo of Asiatic lions by Uri Golman. India’s western state of Gujarat is home to some of the last wild Asiatic lions in this world. They used to roam from Greece to Iran to India. Now there are only about 400 left in the wild. Big cats are threatened all over the world. Check out National Geographics "Cause an Uproar" to learn more about their big cats initiative.
Sheng Li / Reuters- Siberian tigers approach a keeper's car as they wait to be fed at the Siberian Tiger Forest Park in Harbin, China on Dec. 27. More than 800 Siberian tigers are currently living in the park, which is also a breeding center for this endangered species.
From roles in ancient myths to the symbol of the British empire, from C. S. Lewis's character Aslan to the movie The Lion King . . . Is it any wonder that the lion (Panthera leo) inspires the imagination?
Photographer Curt Fonger captured some great images of a bobcat that climbed a saguaro Tuesday. Fonger’s friend says the bobcat ran through the grounds at Smiling Dog Landscape in Gold Canyon. A mountain lion was running after the bobcat, probably looking for a breakfast on Tuesday morning. The bobcat took a risk to escape the mountain lion: a tall saguaro cactus. Fonger’s friend said the bobcat clawed its way to the top of the cactus and stared back down at the mountain lion. The bobcat…