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This Is Leo: The Connection Between Lion Breeding, Cub Petting And Canned Hunting
This animated video by http://www.stichtingspots.nl/ explains the connection between lion breeding, cub petting and canned hunting. Please share widely.
On The Trail Of Jaguar Poachers
As Chinese investment floods into Bolivia, the spotted cats are under siege because of a booming market for their teeth and skulls. Bolivia’s Madidi National Park is home to several hundred jaguars. Park director Marcos Uzquiano (at left) and his rangers have seen an uptick in interest from Chinese buyers looking for jaguar teeth to sell on the black market in their country.
'canned' Lion Hunting To Stay
In South Africa, thousands of lions are bred in captivity only to be hunted and killed in enclosed areas, a practice known as "canned" hunting. Now government efforts to regulate the industry have been overturned by the country's Supreme Court. Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports.
Lionesses have a lot of power in lion society. The females typically work together to hunt down prey, and form crèches to look after their cubs. This cooperative behaviour brings in lots of food, and ensure that plenty of lion cubs survive to adulthood. The female lions' empowerment stands in stark contrast to the human societies that live alongside the lions in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve. There, as in many other cultures throughout history, women have been disc...
Local Photographers Visiting
Two local photographers living here in The Crags, South Africa came for a visit and took a few photos. They have decided to share a few of their amazing photos with us. I could not keep these to myself so here you go...some amazing Jukani Widlife Sanctuary photos thanks to Eva Spyridis & Paul Francklin! Please also see our Photo Albums as I have loaded some of their photos in there as well....ENJOY