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Big Cats In Danger Of Extinction

The only known photo of an extinct Bali tiger is pictured here. Some big cats throughout history have become extinct because they were replaced with newer species better suited to the environment. The Sabretooth (Smilodon fatalis) is one example of a large Ice-Age predator that died out because the large prey it needed retreated with the glaciers. Pumas and jaguars now roam where the mighty Sabertooth once ruled. Natural extinction is part of the grand drama of life on Earth. However, many more ...

Lion Symbolism

lion cave painting

Lions have been an important symbol for thousands of years and appear as a theme in cultures across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Despite the recorded incidents of attacks on humans, lions enjoy positive depiction in popular culture as creatures that appear strong, but gentle at the same time. The most consistent depiction is in keeping with their image of "king of the jungle" or "king of the beasts", hence lions are popular symbols of royalty and stateliness and a symbol of brav...

Bones Of Contention

illegal tiger bone products

In the early 1990s a sudden escalation in tiger poaching and the seizure of large quantities of tiger skins and bones confirmed conservationists’ worst fears. Far Eastern traditional medicine manufactures, having decimated their own wild tiger populations, were now targeting India as their source of supply. Already critically endangered, the tiger is now threatened with extinction.

Tiger Trafficking

the triger trade

It is critical that Western Tourists understand that some places which they visit seem like Sanctuaries and Zoos, but the money ends up here - supporting Wildlife Trafficking. This is mainly why there are so few Tigers left in the Wild…

Cat Trivia

The normal temperature of a cat is 101.5 degrees

Jukani is home to many apex cats, but it is also home to about 10 domestic cats.  Here is some trivia about cats you might not know. The penalty for killing a cat, 4,000 years ago in Egypt, was death. 95% of cat guardians admit they talk to their cats. A cat can jump as much as seven times its height. A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor. A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.