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The Asiatic cheetah is down to its last 50 to 100 animals, all in the central deserts of Iran. It's part of a larger wildlife decline across Asia's northern steppe grasslands and enormous mountain ranges. ICYMI recently we announced that an @TheWCS collaboration with Iranian scientists had produced the first-ever field guide on the major diseases impacting Iran's wildlife—a rapidly growing threat to those that remain.
#cheetah #catsofinstagram #bigcats #asia #iran #asiaticcheetah #spotted #disease #predator #wildlife #endangered #bigcatweek #icymi
I hope all of you guys have been doing well! I apologize for the lack of posts on this account lately. Life has just been a bit busier than normal. Everything has been going well with the property in Columbus County. We are working on signing contracts soon for the property. We will be making some changes to our online gift shop with more ways to contribute along with more benefits to donors that they can choose to participate in. We are also planning a fundraiser. I will update you guys soon. In the meantime you can follow our other account @swrclub and also follow us on Facebook as well for more frequent posts! Thanks guys! #ShizzysWildcatRescue photo by @wildpixelsbykartik
Image: Shivang Mehta ( @shivang.mehta )// A pair of fishing cats Prionailurus viverrinus sashays down the #terai #landscape in Uttar Pradesh. Going back in time, we see that all #cats, large and small, #evolved from a common #felid ancestor something like 10.8 million years ago. Around 6.2 million years ago, the smaller cats branched off to give rise to some of the stunning 'lesser ' #cats we still see in #India, two incredible specimens of which grace this image.
#fishingcat #prionailurusviverrinus #uttarpradesh #evolution #smallcats post via @sanctuaryasia
It’s #selfiesunday! Contrary to popular myth, male lions are frequent and successful hunters. In southern Kruger National Park, males make 60 (for territorial males) to 87 percent (non-territorial males) of their own kills. The rest are scavenged, mainly from lionesses. This male was photographed in southern Africa by one of our motion-triggered camera traps that helps us understand the species. See more big cat photos on our Camera CATalogue site at the link in our bio. #lions #catstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #bigcats #lion #wildcats #citizenscience post via @pantheracats
Kartik Patel (@wildpixelsbykartik) is one of our photographers and conservationists who recently visited Ranthambore National Park in India and we are happy to post a small portion of the article from his recent visit along with multiple photos he has shared with us. Here is a small portion of the article, and the link for the rest of it is below! "Recently Kartik Patel has visited Ranthambore National Park in India. Ranthambore is his favorite place and he has witnessed the park be re-glorified. It’s one of the most beautiful National Parks in the country, but it wasn’t always this way.
In 2006, the tiger count was at an all-time low. The park has since done an incredible job pushing forth conservation efforts to help the ecosystem. Ranthambore National Park now currently holds around 75 fully grown adult tigers and many cubs. Kartik Patel and his team believe from a conservational standpoint, the park has no large issues or concerns. Tigers here are well protected and poaching incidents are very rare but there are other large issues ahead." Read more at: http://www.shizzyswildcatrescue.org/ranthambore-national-park.html
#shizzyswildcatrescue #kartikpatel #ranthambore #tiger #tigers #bigcatsofinstagram
Hey guys if you've been following us for a while then you'll remember the cat we rescued named Tango. We drove him to Michigan from NC over a year ago to his FURever home. He hasn't been doing well this week. Please keep him in your thoughts. Repost @carmodykay
Tango update: Sorry it's so long: it's been a very rough week for Tango. Monday we went to see the Feline Specialist vet to try to determine why Tango wasn't eating. After blood work and an exam there wasn't anything conclusive, but he was given subcutaneous fluids, a long acting antibiotic and pain medication. He was syringe-fed a little rescue food. Monday nite he was doing a little better and we were getting hopeful. Blood work all came back negative. Tuesday back to no eating, so Wednesday back to the vet. Now an x-ray, more fluids and syringe feeding. Thursday fluids and syringe feeding. Now, Today, he's under anesthesia to get a really good look at his throat. Hopefully the problem will be obvious and treatable. I've had many animals get sick over the years. Some have required long term treatment and some have needed to be euthanized to stop the suffering. It's been A long time since I've had an animal like this. He took quite a while to get trusting when he first came to us from @shizzyswildcatrescue . His home before they rescued him was very, very rough. He was so scared, but determined to make friends! I'm so grateful that Shizzy brought him to us. Even this week as soon as he got home from the vet, and we let him out of the carrier, he investigated the house, didn't hide, then was back to his sweet, loving self. Right back in my lap! Even after I helped hold him for the poking and prodding! He's a fantastic cat. I'm a nervous wreck waiting to hear if they found anything that can be helped or treated. Hey can't live like he has been this week long term. But so far, they said no news is good news. And it's been quiet.....
I'll post again when I know.
The four eyed symmetry!!
Coalition cheetah brothers.
Masai Mara, Kenya.
#masaimara #shizzywildcatrescue #kenya #africa #amazingafrica #africa_portraits #africanwildlife #wildkenya #canonafrica #canon #canonindia #canonasia #natgeo #natgeotravel #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagram #african_bestshot
#wildlife_perfection #wildlife_addicts #pocket_animal
We will be launching a new portion of our website that shows conservation efforts from around the world. We will be starting with the incredible Ranthambore National Park in India. @kjpatel4587 has been there many times and we will post an article about the time he has spent there along with many photos that you have never seen before from Ranthambore National Park. This will be live on shizzyswildcatrescue.org later this week. If you want to read up on big cat facts feel free to visit our website for more information! #shizzyswildcatrescue #kartikpatel #swrclub #ranthambore #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram
Asiatic Lions of Gir Forest National Park
The Gir Forest National park contains some of the most heavily protected regions of wild lion populations on the entire planet. This region is also the only area with lions living in the wild in India.
The effort by the government and the forest administration helps to protect the lions from human-animal conflict in many different ways. Many of the lions prey on cattle because they are plentiful within the forest. One of the ways the government and forest administration help to protect the lions is by compensating the farmers when one of their cattle have been taken by the lion prides. This helps to stop the conflict between farmers and the lions and has even helped the Gir Forest Asiatic Lion population reach an official count of 550 lions!
Read the rest of this article by going to our website by clicking the link in our bio!
#shizzyswildcatrescue #kartikpatel @kjpatel4587 #asiaticlion #girnationalpark #lion #bigcatsofinstagram
We have some very exciting news to share with you all. We have found a home for our sanctuary in Columbus County, North Carolina on roughly a 50 acre property.
As many of you know we have been trying to acquire a property to build a big cat sanctuary so that we can give a home to big cats and other animals who desperately need refuge.
My time in Columbus County began about 4 months ago when I was introduced to the Head of Economic Development Gary Lanier. We visited several properties and together we decided this property would be the perfect home for our future rescues.
We are so humbled by Columbus County Officials, the Columbus County Jobs Foundation Chairman Rick Edwards, the property owners David Small, Willard Small, and Carl Meares for the warm and friendly welcome to their county. A huge thank you to Erin who came to visit the property with me last week. I also can't thank @jamahedgecoth and @noahsarkclub enough for all of her advice over the past few years. A huge thanks to @bigcatderek as well for his support. Mitch Inman has been incredible to connect with as well.
You can read this newspaper article for more details. You can also swipe right to see some of the property photos as well. We will have much more information in the coming days. Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us over the years, it means the world to us. #IPromiseWeWillGetThere #ShizzysWildcatRescue
I had a wonderful conversation with our photographer and conservationist @kjpatel4587 this morning and we will be bringing more content to you about life in Ranthambore National Park for the big cats that live there. This new content will be coming to our website in the coming days! #ranthambore #ranthamborenationalpark #shizzywildcatrescue #kartikpatel #tiger #wildlifeindia #igscwildlife #rajasthan #rangeelorajasthan #incredibleindia #natgeotravel #savethetiger @swrclub
Monsoon Greens by @ramachandirangovindaraj
A Bengal tigers fur is relatively short. This stops large amounts of heat being trapped in the fur and stops the fur from becoming heavily insulated. This adaptation allows the tiger to survive the hot and humid Indian climate. Post via @savethetiger
“We don’t need a lifetime together to make me fall in love, I stood no chance in front of those captivating eyes, you are a gem and I am a collector, for life.”
Masai Mara, Kenya.
#kartikpatel #shizzywildcatrescue #earthcapture #igscwildlife #masaimara #natgeotravel #natgeo #bbctravel #leopard #bigcats #wildcats #wildlifehd #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifeplanet #oneearth #wildafrica #africa #kenya #wildlife
From @christylee787 - Sending love and prayers to all the people and animals of Mexico City affected by the earthquake today. Thank you to all the rescue teams! From @lupillo_bulldog - This is my México!! Helping humans and furry friends getting out of the broken buildings!!
The challenges of learning to climb. #Africa #southafrica #sabisand @elephantplainsgamelodge @tuskphoto #photosafari #safari #safarispecialists #wildlifephotography #wildlife #leopard #cat #bigcat #cub #baby #brendoncremer #craghopperssa #discoveryourworld #discovernewworlds #travelafrica #traveltheworld #naturephotography
Image: Tapan Sheth // 'Deadly Crossing' - One of the last remaining 500 odd #Asiatic #lions negotiates a dangerous railway track running through its primary abode, the #Gir National Park, Saurashtra, #Gujarat. Linear intrusions such as these #railway tracks need to be realigned away from our #biodiversity vaults, which are a vital water source that need to be recognised by planners as ‘infrastructures’ of great commercial value. These are #carbon sinks, flood control and climate moderation devices, without which #humans will be unable to negotiate survival in an age of galloping #climatechange.
#asiaticlion #panthera #pantheraleo #encroachment #endangered post via @sanctuaryasia
In remembrance of one of my favourite Tigresses, the legendary MACHHLI (1996-2016) on her first death anniversary. I spent a lot of time with her; witnessed & filmed her fight a huge Marsh crocodile, emerging victorious. I saw her successfully raise many litters of cubs, make kills, and, of course, reign over the most picturesque & historic parts of Ranthambhore for well over a decade. She taught me a lot about tiger behaviour and enriched many of our lives. She will always be missed, never forgotten.
#Machhli #Tigress #Tiger #Ranthambhore #RanthamboreNationalPark #Rajasthan #India #IncredibleIndia #ConservationTourism #ResponsibleTourism #SherBagh #SUJANLuxury #RelaisChateaux #LuxuryCamp #TentedCamp #LadyOfTheLakes #QueenOfRanthambore #TigerReserve #Wildlife #WildlifeConservation #WildlifePhotography #NikonPhotography #igersrajasthan #igersjaipur @sujanluxury @relaischateaux @rajasthan_tourism @incredibleindia @anjsingh @yusufpore @dharm_khandal
Sign the petition in @wonderousnature's bio and tag others who are willing to stand up for these animals!
Repost @wonderousnature @save.big.cats ・・・
THIS VIDEO CAN BE DISTURBING FOR SOME.
More than 10 thousand people are asking to stop the "extermination" of the puma in Argentina
After El Patagónico released a video that shows how they hunt a puma cub, attacking it with a pack of dogs, a request was initiated in Change.org under the name of "Detener y buscar alternativas al exterminio del puma en Argentina" Which already adds more than ten thousand signatures
THE LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION IS ON MY BIO!
EL VIDEO PUEDE HERIR LA SENSIBILIDAD DEL LECTOR.
Más de 10 mil personas piden detener el "exterminio" del puma en Argentina
Luego de que El Patagónico diera a conocer un video que el que se ve como cazan a un puma cachorro, atacándolo con una jauría, se inició una petición en Change.org bajo el nombre de "Detener y buscar alternativas al exterminio del puma en Argentina" que ya suma más de diez mil firmas.
Podes encontrar el link de la petición en mi perfil.
#savepumas #stophunting #Argentina #change #puma #cougar #mountainlion