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9 Best NGO's Saving Lions

9 Best NGO’s Saving Lions

This week, following the tragic death of  Zimbabwe’s much loved lion named Cecil, was the second annual World Lion Day.  Both of these ‘events’ brought much needed international attention to the plight of lions today.  Awareness is a great thing. It’s an essential beginning step to creating change. But awareness without action can cause depression...
Saving Wild Cheetahs with Laurie Marker [Interview]

Saving Wild Cheetahs with Laurie Marker [Interview]

Laurie Marker, founder of Cheetah Conservation Fund, says if humans don’t act to make big changes now, in a few years there won’t be enough cheetahs remaining in the wild to save the species from extinction. With an estimated 10,000 left in the wild, cheetahs are Africa’s most endangered big cat. SavingWild.com talks to Laurie...
Mountain Lion in Oprah’s Backyard

Mountain Lion in Oprah’s Backyard

I had met Penny, Oprah’s California neighbor, a few times before, but on this day we were each walking through a protected swath of oak-studded wood surrounding her neighborhood.     “Who saw the Mountain Lion?” I asked her excitedly. I was referring to signs that had been recently posted along the path that read,...
The Cat Lover's Killer

The Cat Lover’s Killer

If you are a cat person, I’m sure you can relate to this statement: I’ve never met a feline I didn’t love. I’m that person at a party you’ll find crawling on the floor making soft clicking noises, with an outstretched arm, moving toward a ‘just out of reach domestic cat’, hoping to make their...
Cheetah Cubs get Cheetah Hunting lessons from Mom

Cheetah Cubs get Cheetah Hunting lessons from Mom

Witnessing a mom giving cheetah hunting lessons to her cheetah cubs is one of my most memorable animal experiences. To be successful hunters, cheetah cubs must learn from their big cat mothers how predator-prey relationships work among Africa’s animals.  Fact: Cheetah is the most endangered African big cat. Laurie Marker and the Cheetah Conservation Fund estimate...
Laurie Marker's Cheetah Conservation Fund

Laurie Marker’s Cheetah Conservation Fund

Did you know the most endangered big cat in Africa is not lion, or leopard? The most endangered African big cat is the cheetah. Learn how Laurie Marker’s Cheetah Conservation Fund is changing that fact. Dr. Markers understanding of cheetah habitat has led to solutions that will be a model for dealing with human-wildlife conflict...
Meet Shivani Bhalla of Ewaso Lions

Meet Shivani Bhalla of Ewaso Lions

Shivani Bhalla may be tiny (barely over 5 feet tall), but her work (Ewaso Lions Project) on behalf of the animals and African tribes in Northern Kenya’s Samburu region is enormous. On my recent trip to Africa, I spent the day on a wildlife drive with Shivani Bhalla looking for African lions, and asking her...
Which African Cats Purr?

Which African Cats Purr?

Cheetah, wild-cat, and serval, all found in Africa, purr. I love cats, and a cat’s purr makes me feel calm and happy. Like a sound tonic for the soul.  Lions roar, and leopards saw, but neither purr. Whether a cat purrs or not has to do with the structure surrounding their voice box. My cat, Busty...