A Sad Farewell; a Bear and a Tiger Said Farewell to Their Lion Friend…

This video from the USA says about itself: 23 May 2018 After 15 Years Of Friendship, This Tiger And Bear Just Said A Final Farewell To Their Lion Brother Social media users went crazy when they first heard the story of the bear, the lion and the tiger whose tortured pasts made them inseparable furr-ever […]

via Tiger, bear say farewell to lion friend — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Tiger Breeding in South Africa — International Wildlife Bond- a sad state of affairs…

By Don Pinnock, “Tigers are being bred in Gauteng backyards for petting and bone export,” Daily Maverick, 23 April 2018 South Africa is one the world’s biggest exporters of endangered tigers, almost all of which end up as floor mats, wall hangings or skeletons submerged in vats of Asian tiger-bone wine. The trade is so […]

via Tiger Breeding in South Africa — International Wildlife Bond

A Leopard on a branch dramatically back-lit…

Leopards are graceful and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars. They live in sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China. However, many of their populations are endangered, especially outside of Africa. The leopard is so strong and comfortable in trees that it often hauls its kills into the branches. […]

via A Leopard in Sihouette. — Old Guv Legends


When people ask me what it is like growing up in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, I usually mock and tell them that they can wait for my book to be published. A book full of stories about growing up in this wonderful place. A book full of laughs and tears about the […]

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Study Re Bhutan Tigers!

A groundbreaking study was just released in the journal Biological Conservation. Written by Thinley et al. (2018), it deals with the ecosystem services provided by tigers (Panthera tigris) to villagers in Bhutan. The authors found strong evidence that the presence of tigers near villages can limit both crop and livestock losses. At its core, this […]

via The Presence of Tigers Near Villages can Reduce Crop and Livestock Losses — The Jaguar

The Great Cheetah!

“Cheetah are without question the world’s most specialized cat. No other land animal on Earth has a build or accelerating power like it. Though females prefer solitary lives (when not with cubs), males stick with their brothers into adulthood or group up with other solo males to form coalitions. The three in this photo have […]

via Cheetah – Sabrina Salome — James Common


Dutch wildlife photographer Hennie van Heerden has transformed her passion into a career, traveling far and wide to capture stunning images of the natural world. After joining Flickr in 2006 and conversing with a tight-knit community of wildlife photographers, van Heerden left a successful career as an executive assistant in 2010. Since that time, she’s […]

via Woman Leaves Behind Her Office Job to Become Accomplished Wildlife Photographer — Sig Nordal, Jr.

Young Leopard Falls From Tree!

This video says about itself: 21 January 2018 Clumsy Leopard Cub Fails at Tree Climbing and walks away embarrassed …. Leopard mom watches her cub trying to climb in a small tree (called the Magic Gwarri Tree/ Qwarri Bush) when the incident happened 🙂 One can clearly see the embarrassment of the cub as he […]

via African young leopard bad at tree climbing — Dear Kitty. Some blog

‘Leopard Gaze’ Serengetti Park, Tanzania. — Old Guv Legends

Leopard gaze by Martin van Lokven, The Netherlands ‘During a three-week stay in Serengeti national park, Tanzania, Martin encountered this female leopard several times. Called Fundi by local guides, she was well known in the area. Late one afternoon, Fundi left the tree she was resting in and stopped by Martin’s car, fixing him with […]

via ‘Leopard Gaze’ Serengetti Park, Tanzania. — Old Guv Legends

Ancient Lion-type Fossil found in Australia!

From daily The Independent in Britain: Extinct kangaroo-like lion discovered in Australia Fossil of dog-sized 19 million year-old marsupial reveals new insights into family tree of these ancient creatures Josh Gabbatiss, Science Correspondent Thursday 7 December 2017 01:14 GMT The fossilised remains of a new species of marsupial lion have been found in Australia. The […]

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