Russians Introducing Leopards Back to Caucusus

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was on hand when two leopards were released into the Caucasus. We are standing here and admiring your animals. Glorious animals, very beautiful," Putin, surrounded by International Olympic Committee members, told Berdymukhamedov by telephone as he stood by the cage in the Sochi national park. Tags: leopard russia

Miracle Babies; Pandas and Leopards

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Each animal they raise to adulthood is a step away from extinction, with the ultimate challenge to return them to the wild. Miracle Babies: Leopard Love. The rarest big cat on earth, the Amur leopard, is on the brink of disappearing forever. A wonderful new series on Nat Geo WILD this Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14.

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A morning in a Kalahari Leopard’s life

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At 8am on Tuesday 30th August 2012, we arrived at Leeudril after leaving nearby Tweerivieren camp and were thrilled to spot a young female Leopard next to the water tank. You can notice in the above images how the Leopard uses her eye-lids as hoods to protect her sensitive eyes from the bright sun as she sprinted towards us. Our Leopard then proceeded to walk back towards her copse of trees from which she had emerged, obviously her place of safety.

Animals Managing to Survive in Afghanistan

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afghanistan snow leopard war wildlifeApparently, wildlife in Afghanistan is managing to survive despite the horrors of war and violence. The stupid video won't embed, so here's the link to the web page. It's from Time Magazine.

Unlikely Animal Friends 2

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Unlikely Animal Friends 2 premieres Friday, January 7, 2010, at 9:00 PM ET/PT. You will be introduced to several unlikely friendships, from a leopard and golden retriever, to polar bears and Canadian Eskimo dogs (and more)! Polar bear and Huskie play – from National Geographic Channel’s Unlikely Animal Friends 2. For more information about the show, and other great animal shows, be sure to visit www.natgeotv.com !

The Nemesis Cat Defeated!

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For there is no species that I had more comprehensively failed to see than the Leopard. I had, after all, been to 13 countries that were home to leopards, over the course of 14 years, of which in all but one I had been in habitat suitable for this most adaptable of big cats. Leopards were problem species for me. Obviously we had interrupted a kill, but the Leopard didn’t reappear and we had to move on (to find the rest of Fala’s pack). What an animal!

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Big Cat Week 2012 Starts Sunday!

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From Cougars, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, and snow leopards and more, it’s a great time to learn more about these amazing cats! Tune in Sunday to watch the first ever capture and release of an endangered snow leopard in Afghanistan! Snow Leopard of Afghanistan. Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous places on earth, is also home to a population of endangered and elusive snow leopards. Snow Leopard of Afghanistan: Boone’s Mission.

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Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild

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This is not only a great television event, Nat Geo WILD’s Big Cat Week is an extension of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI), a long-term commitment to halt the decline of these iconic animals in the wild. Here is a sneak peek from the show Return of the Clouded Leopards. Two very rare six-week-old clouded leopard cubs are rescued from poachers, but will they learn how to be wild so they can live on their own? events people helping animals tv wildlife

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Big Cat Week!

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Tonight’s premiere episode, Big Cat Odyssey , follows lions and leopards through Africa’s harshest climatic extremes. Leopards creep from the bushes to hunt and retreat into the trees before falling prey to larger killers. people helping animals tvBig Cat Week starts tonight on Nat Geo WILD! Are you ready? The seven-night television event features visually stunning and powerfully resonant stories of nature’s fiercest felines!

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Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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Detectives seized 200 products believed to be made from endangered animals including musk deer, leopards and tigers. The regulations closed a legal loophole which enabled traders to pretend animal products came from countries with lower levels of protection. Not surprisingly, they raided a shop selling Chinese traditional medicines. From the Telegraph. The store in Lisle Street, at the heart of London's Chinatown, specialises in traditional Asian medicine.

Cause an Uproar

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Everything from lions in Kenya to snow leopards in the Himalaya, the big cats all need our help. people helping animalsLike so many of you, we love the majestic big cats in the world. So of course we wanted to help spread the word about the Cause an Uproar initiative. Big cats in the world need our help. They are disappearing quickly due to habitat loss as well as conflict with humans.

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ZooBorns Cats!

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Enjoy photos of leopards, tigers, and even lynxes and ocelots! books cute animalsGet ready to break your “cuteometer” because this little book is packed with adorable baby cats! ZooBorns Cats!: The Newest, Cutest Kittens and Cubs from the World’s Zoos delivers on what it’s title promises, they really are the cutest kittens and cubs. This book would make the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life.

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Trick or Treat for Big Cats

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Did you know that the Amur leopard is one of the most endangered animals in the world? It would be a shame to live in a world without these majestic animals. By taking part in the Trick-or-Treat for Big Cats program, kids can “Cause An Uproar” by collecting change with their candy to save these incredible animals. We love Halloween at our house, so we were very excited to hear about this great way to help big cats this year!

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Deadly 60: Big Cat Battleground

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Steve dons a camouflage suit for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that gets him closer to a wild leopard than he ever hoped. In Thailand, a land known for its exotic animals, Steve comes face-to-face with the longest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra, whose bite could kill an elephant. Tonight! Monday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD! Africa’s big cats are among the most iconic predators.

Birdwatching the Okavango Delta

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Add the chance of the African animals you’d expect, Elephant , Lion , Leopard and a host of antelope, who’s mouth would not water at the prospect? While we look for animal tracks, you’ll see so much else as we go.

Emmylou Harris on Dogtown tonight!

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Music star Emmylou Harris calls for help with a vicious shepherd mix named Gunnar, leaving animal behavior specialist Sherry Woodard only a few days to come up with a plan to overcome his aggression. The unlikely combination of boisterous trainer John Garcia and painfully shy Little Girl proves rewarding for both, as John teaches the Catahoula leopard dog mix to trust the world — one person at a time.

DOGTOWN: THE ROAD HOME

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It’s such an inspiring show, with people who are doing amazing work on behalf of homeless animals. DogTown is the name of an area of Best Friends Animal Society in Angel Canyon, Utah. Little Girl, a Catahoula leopard dog mix, is given a second chance and learns to overcome her fears with help from John Garcia, in hopes that she will be adopted. DOGTOWN: THE ROAD HOME originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on January 28, 2010.

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The Ole’ Bucket List

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I actually have many targets, in a way, a I want to see lots and lots, but there is one species that the reason that the trip is even happening, the animal that has been pretty much the top of my animal bucket list for well over a decade. My animal bucket list hasn’t changed much either, for similar reasons. I need to see some of these before I can replace them with other animals. Leopard. A Leopard in India by Yathin Krishnappa (CC).

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Africa’s Big Five and Little Five

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They are not necessarily the biggest African animals, but represented those that were considered a real hunter’s worthy prey or “game” – the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Black Rhinoceros, Leopard and king of the jungle, the Lion (which of course doesn’t inhabit jungle but savanna!). Image taken in Uganda’s Budongo Forest by Adam Riley Buffalo The big – to anyone familiar with the wilds of Africa, the Cape or African Buffalo is the most fearsome of all animals.

Cats Indoors Compromise!

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The kitten Venus is an F4 Bengal meaning she’s four generations (F4) removed from the Asian Leopard Cat which is a small wild cat from Asia. Asian Leopards are about house cat sized and can breed with house cats giving a bit more wild animal to your domestic pet. Bengals with actual leopard in them are even harder on wild birds. My friend Lorraine is awesome. Her nickname is Fabulous Lorraine.

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Madikwe; Paradise Restored

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In some cases someone was blown away by the scenery and thought “this needs saving” In some cases someone thought “there seems to be a lot of animals here, let’s keep things that way” Still others happen because no one had done anything with the land yet and no one wanted the land anyway. Leopards are also awesome and I saw two at Madikwe. After the day of animals, a drink as the sun sets.

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Searching for vultures in India

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Now, asking for vultures in India is a bit like asking your safari guide to show you a leopard. Leopards are hard to spot because they are elusive. Vultures constituted the natural animal disposal system, processing carcasses and nearly 15,000 vultures have been observed at the carcass depositories in capital New Delhi.” ( Wikipedia ). The sudden collapse of the natural animal disposal system in India has had multiple consequences.

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How to Bird Murchison Falls

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An expanse of habitat as vast as Murchison Falls NP in Uganda, as excessively generous in beauty and biodiversity, permits endless ways to experience both its birds and animals.

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Gaur Morning

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For you and me, there are about 200 bird species, but for proper tourists, there seem to be only five species in the reserve: Bengal Tiger , Leopard , Sloth Bear , Indian Wild Dog (Dhole) and the Gaur. One of them has a scarred shoulder, claw marks, but not big enough for Tiger – probably a Leopard. Bigger than the African Buffalo or the American Bison, it is the largest land animal after the Elephant, Rhino, the Hippopotamus and the Giraffe. February 2013.

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The Ross Sea – the Last Intact Marine Ecosystem on Earth – and I

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The Ross Sea is the most productive stretch of water in the Southern Ocean, teeming with large predatory fish, whales, seals, penguins and other animals that form the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth. There are five species of seal that have been recorded in the Ross Sea – Crabeater , Weddell , Leopard , Ross (first described during the James Clark Ross’s expedition) and Southern Elephant Seal.

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Tanzania – Africa at its best

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The migration is also tracked by many of the park’s predators and great numbers of Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, jackal and giant Nile Crocodile take advantage of this massive glut of protein, especially during the calving season when up to 8,000 Wildebeest calves are dropped per day! Elephants are nowhere more abundant and one can often find oneself in the midst of a peaceful, grazing family herd, a special experience indeed to be so close to such huge animals.

Rarer than Tigers: the Indian Wild Dog

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One Nilgai – the largest of Asian antelopes and a few Sambar deer later, we hit a jackpot: there is one jackal-like animal sitting among the dry leaves! Well, one reason might be – this animal is not only endangered, but even rarer than the Tiger! These days, the species shares habitats with Tigers, Snow Leopard, Bears, etc. India, February 2013. I am camping in the dry-deciduous jungle in eastern Maharashtra, near the geographic heart of India.

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Tribes and Birds of the Lower Omo Valley by Adam Riley

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These vast and rugged lands of savanna, hills, gorges and rivers still protect some of Ethiopia’s largest extant herds of typical African savanna game, including African Elephant, African Buffalo, Giraffe, Lion, Leopard, African Wild Dog and numerous species of grazers. The Hamar women are immediately identifiable by their brick red hair braids, beautiful beaded jewelry and animal skin clothes designed to imitate gazelles.

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Birding on a Busted Foot

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It’s a frustrating thing, knowing there are exciting animals out there to be seen and being stuck back at base. Even a Leopard Tortoise dropped by! I was laid out with a bad back last week, which didn’t really affect my birding as I wasn’t planning any at the time. But what happens when you’re on a trip and you can’t get out?

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Everglades Long-Legged Birds Feed Their Young To Alligators, Everything is Good.

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This often applies in animal behavior and ecology, and this often comes about in relation to predator pressure. Even though the humans could become a bother, the absence of leopards, lions, hyenas, and other super predators (which were more widely distributed in those days, ca 12,000 years ago in the Middle East, or elsewhere, depending on how and when you think dogs were domesticated ) was a good thing.

Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

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Although lip service was paid to the fact that lions are endangered and a lion was poached, the language of anger was the language of animals rights. Throw in a dash of culture wars (a hatred of gun culture and rich white people doing expensive things) and you’ve got an animal rights story waging across the internet, only one that has a huge impact on conservation. Animal rights is concerned with individual animals, and their suffering and welfare. Hi there.

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Falakhe’s Story

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Pippa called the park ranger in charge of animals. It was Falakhe, who had dragged himself twenty kilometers on two broken legs past Hyaenas, Lions, Leopards and jackals. Like other social animals, his family connections were keeping him alive, as his family was feeding him. It’s 3:30 AM when the night’s relative tranquility is shattered by the ancient Landranger’s engine roaring to life.

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Wild Sri Lanka

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No doubt, the big five of Sri Lanka include the biggest of the big ever – the Blue Whale , followed by Sperm Whale , Asian Elephant , Leopard and Sloth Bear. Blue Whale – 80%, Sperm Whale on 1 in 3 trips, Asian Elephant 100%, Leopard on 1 in 2 game drives, Sloth Bear on 1 in 3 game drives.

Why Do Penguins Wear Tuxedos?

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And, they wear tuxedos, which seem to provide camouflage while they are swimming, where leopard seals, sharks, and other creatures would like to make a meal of them. Although fossil feathers do not retain the coloration that would have been visible in life, a microscopic examination of the size, shape, and distribution of melanosomes (and other aspects of the feathers) allows us to infer what the extinct animal would have looked like while still alive. Penguins.

The Lion Forest of India

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Lions aside, carnivores are represented by Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, etc., Occasionally we go so quickly that we may be posing a danger for jay-walking animals… …and then, for no obvious reason, we suddenly stop! After several game drives, once again we are at the front gate of the Gir National Park in the state of Gujarat.

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Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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The definition of the word HUNT is “to chase or search for game or other wild animals for the purpose of catching or killing.” The Amur Leopard ( Panthera pardus orientalis – above) is just one majestic animal on the Critically Endangered (CR) list with less than 100 individuals in the wild due to hunting for its fur. Some people actually don’t consider human beings as animals. 12 Rare Animals that are Teetering on the Brink of Extinction.

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Birding Borneo with Non Birders

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The highlight is the river, and each morning and evening boats work their way up and down the rivers with tourists looking for Asian Elephants , Bornean Orangutans , Proboscis Monkeys , Saltwater Crocodiles and other exciting animals. The truly lucky might see Bornean Clouded Leopards or the endemic Flat-faced Cat at night.

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