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Shazir "shizzy" Haque
Shizzy's Wildcat Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2013. Help us raise funding for land by donating. http://www.shizzyswildcatrescue.org/asiatic-lion.html

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Have a wonderful night everyone 🦁😴😴Photo by @margotraggettphotography

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"What a morning it was, spent with Sharmili (extreme right) along with her two massive #cubs Virat and Pandit, in the #Bijrani Zone of Corbett #Tiger Reserve," reminisces Shivaram Subramaniam about his trip to #Corbett in the January of this year when the cubs were two years old. The two females of the same #litter had already dispersed by then.
Image: Shivaram Subramaniam @shivaramsubramaniam
#tiger #tigress #corbetttigerreserve #uttarakhand #wildlife #photography #tigercubs #corbett #tigers post via @sanctuaryasia

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#Repost @lapizco
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"Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved." - @janegoodallinst #hero #love #protect #startwith1thing #change #activism #environment #endangeredspecies #deforestation #palmoilfree

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The modern tigers have 9 different subspecies out of which 3 are already extinct. They have the ability to survive an array of different climates and even changes in prey supply but they don't have the ability to survive human-animal conflict like habitat loss.
@kjpatel4587 had the privilege of visiting #Ranthambore last week so we will be adding new content on our website about this National Park. #shizzyswildcatrescue #Tiger #bigcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #conservation

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Click the link in our bio to read about the lions of Asia!
The individual lions and the lion prides have individual human trackers who are responsible for maintaining sight on the lions at all times. All human trackers are maintained on a regular basis so that any foul player, suspicious deeds, or potential poaching can be brought down immediately. The other benefit of having humans track the lions is if they see any injured or ill animal they can report it and immediate treatment is offered. @kjpatel4587 #shizzyswildcatrescue #kartikpatel #AsiaticLions #Lions #Pride #Conservation

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Fresh from the sunset. Spent last evening with this beautiful sub adult tiger who's quickly making big moves in the absence of a resident male. #tiger #wildlifephotography #thebisonresort #kabini #instagood #instapic #nature #jungle #sunset #bigcat #wildlife

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Little big guy.
The Mara is simply FULL of lion cubs at the moment! 💚 Have a lovely day everyone ✨💫#
#wildlifephotography post via @margotraggettphotography

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I had an absolutely incredible time yesterday with my brothers at the UNC MSA basketball tournament. Family time is something I cherish because of the incredible people in this photo!

Shazir "shizzy" Haque

A beautiful message that we need to remember day after day. #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #love #respect #animal #animalrights #mlkday post via @wildcatsanctuary

Shazir "shizzy" Haque

Tadoba's resident queen Maya charges at a herd of unsuspecting #chital . This #tiger frozen in a brilliant panning shot features in our freeze frame special photofeature 'Caught in Mid-air'. Image: Diinesh Kumble

Log onto www.sanctuaryasia.com to view the photofeature.
#wildlide #tiger #tadoba #highshutterspeedphotography #panningshot post via @sanctuaryasia

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Cleopatra and Scarface. For years they have dominated the backwaters and raised a flurry of cubs together. It is uncommon to see such loyalty between cats but for the past decade, these two have stayed true to each other. Scarface, like any male leopard, loves to wonder but to see Cleo stay loyal to him, is something very special and magically uncommon. Usually females will mate with multiple males, fooling all into thinking their the father, giving their cubs have a higher chance of survival. I’ve seen this with Boor, Storm, Marble, Katte and other females but never have i ever seen Cleo mate with anyone else but Scarface.
Here’s a picture of them having a routine squabble over the tricky art of love making on a tree. Here’s to many more love bites and cubs, here's to eternal love. #leopard #love #thebisonresort #wildlifephotography #kabini #nature #instagood #instapic #bigcat #wildlife #india post via @shaazjungphotography

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A dedication to all wild animals used for entertainment in Circuses. We will never give up on you! Until the last circus is closed! -WAN & Peace 4 Animals 🙏❤️ post via @worldanimalnews @save.big.cats

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I honestly couldn't believe it when @christylee787 texted me and told me. I am so excited for ALL the animal welfare organizations that worked so hard to make this happen!! Repost @compassionworks
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BREAKING NEWS: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing after 146 years!!!! #CompassionWorks #RinglingBros #BoycottTheCircus #LetThemBeFree #EmptyTheCages #Ringling #RinglingBrosCircus

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This is an incredible video by @natgeo and @ccfcheetah that shows the decline of the cheetah species and outlines the threats they face.
There are so many ways to help this species survive and you can make a difference by supporting organizations that work on the ground to protect them.

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Follow @remmytheshepard!! For those of you who have been following us the past few months you have probably seen this handsome German Shepard on our account and in our Instagram stories. His name is Remmy and he finally has an Instagram account! I got a chance to meet Remmy last year while I was on a trip to Alabama and got to visit him again two weeks ago. You can check out Remmy's account at @remmytheshepard! #GermanShepherds #RemmyTheShepherd

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Have a wonderful night everyone 🦁😴😴 Repost @wildlifeplanet
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Monster | Photo by ©Paul Keates #WildlifePlanet

Shazir "shizzy" Haque

One of the most majestic animals and King of Animal Kingdom the lion is not doing very well. In the 1940s there were about 450000 lions in Africa. In 2015 the population was estimated to about 20,000 lions in the wild, but sadly it is far far less than that. The biggest threats are poaching, hunting, trophy hunting, conflict with farmers and habitat loss. If you want to help I suggest that you turn to organisations and foundations that work with these topics. @wildaid #instanature #portrait #instagramhub #instagood #panasonic #lumixnordic #gh5 #joakimodelberg #nofilter #lions #conservation @wwfsverige #africa @africanwildlifefoundation @africageo #nature #follow4follow #followme #endangered #iucn #lion #king #gx8 @natgeowild #stopthekilling @racingextinction #racingextinction #antipoaching #naturephotography #tvhost #wildlife_seekers #wildlife_perfection post via @joakimodelberg and @wildaid

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In President Obama's last speech as President of the United States last night, he delivered this message about climate change. 🙏🌍🙌 "Take the challenge of climate change. In just eight years, we’ve halved our dependence on foreign oil, doubled our renewable energy, and led the world to an agreement that has the promise to save this planet. But without bolder action, our children won’t have time to debate the existence of climate change; they’ll be busy dealing with its effects: environmental disasters, economic disruptions, and waves of climate refugees seeking sanctuary. Now, we can and should argue about the best approach to the problem. But to simply deny the problem not only betrays future generations; it betrays the essential spirit of innovation and practical problem-solving that guided our Founders." -- @BarackObama
(Video courtesy of @WhiteHouse, Public @NRDC_ORG 🌍 @WorldAnimalNews

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A close friend of mine did a couple of posts about melanistic animals and included this very rare black serval. You can check the rest of them out at @wonderousnature!
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So for this #ThemedDayWednesday, I'll post about melanism! I'll post about 6 animals with melanism!
Starting with a very adorable black serval!

Melanism is a development of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin or its appendages.

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Este miércoles temático voy a hablar del melanismo! Postearé acerca de 6 animales con melanismo!
Empezando con este adorable serval negro!

El melanismo es un exceso de pigmentación oscura en un animal, lo cual se traduce en un ennegrecimiento de la piel.

Photo credits to owner.

#serval #blackserval #melanism #cat #catsofinsta #catsofig #saveservals #servalcat

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A spectacular #melanistic #leopard caught on #camera trap at Kali Tiger Reserve !
Nature lovers can rejoice as Kali Tiger Reserve, with its programmes and developing technologies, is paving the way forward for #conservation consciousness.
Image: Forest Department, Kali Tiger Reserve

#wildlife #cameratarpping #wildtechnology #panther #blackpanther #melanism #melanisticleopard #kalitigerreserve #karnataka post via @sanctuaryasia

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Tiger taxidermies and other wildlife contraband burn at a police station in Banda Aceh, Sumatra Indonesia after several busts of wildlife crime syndicates, that had been operating in and around the Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on earth where tigers, rhinos, elephants, and orangutans still coexist under the same canopy. The syndicates have trade routes, spanning the globe and as illegal palm oil expansion moves into the last remaining blocks of forest allowing poachers easy access to some of the last iconic species. #cutconflictpalmoil #saveleuserecosystem #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #LDF #wildlifeasia post via @paulhiltonphoto

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This is absolutely brilliant work by @shaazjungphotography! Many people don't realize how incredibly unique a wild leopards face is until you see images like these.
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Scarface shaped my destiny, Cleopatra and her first born showed me the importance of family and unity, it was Torn Ears who taught me never to back down and Monk’s endless journey that allowed me to transcend time. These cats were more than just animals and were more human than most people, each with strong individual characteristics that helped shape mine. They are the leopards of Kabini and their lives will forever hold the most important chapter in my book of life. To see the full posts and write ups on each please see my Facebook page; Facebook.com/shaazjungphotography #leopard #kabini #wildlife #wildlifephotography #thebisonresort #instapic #instagood #bigcat #nature

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FISHING CAT - another endangered feline species threatened due to habitat loss.
#fishingcat #threatenedspecies #habitatloss #humananimalconflict @shizzyswildcatrescue @save.big.cats post via @dp4k.m

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Have a wonderful night everyone 🦁😴😴 Repost @leftjohn
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Mohikan relaxing by sunrise!👍🐯👍🌞

Shazir "shizzy" Haque

Seeing beautiful videos like this makes me believe that there are good people to fix what bad people do.
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Little Jaguar Was Hiding Saddest Secret Inside Her Body
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When a little jaguar was discovered, unable to move and without her mom, a good Samaritan contacted the exact right people to help her.

Veterinarians found that the jaguar was tetraplegic, unable to move her legs. So they used an X-ray to look inside her to figure out what was wrong. "Every week we receive wild animals from all over the country who are victims of indiscriminate hunting," Veronica Cabrera, a veterinary student at San Francisco de Quito University in Ecuador, told The Dodo. The jaguar was getting seen by the doctors at the veterinary hospital's wildlife animal rescue organization, TUERI. "We don't know exactly what happened because villagers don't want to give information, but she was found next to a palm plantation without her mother," Cabrera said. "We suppose they were too close to the plantation and were shot." The 11-month-old jaguar is believed to be another victim of indiscriminate hunting. Veterinarians discovered 18 bullets inside the big cat. Two of these shots had damaged her spinal cord.

But veterinarians didn't give up on her. They named her D'yaira.

D'yaira went into surgery with Dr. Andrés Ortega and Dr. Gabriela Parra, but they discovered many bullets were too embedded in her bones to be removed. "They will try another surgery," Cabrera said, adding that they think D'yaira will need five months of physiotherapy in the hospital before sending her to a wildlife rehabilitation center. "We want her story to be known by everyone, so people can prevent or stop hunting animals," Cabrera said.

Video from @dp4k.m
Video by Seeker
Caption by The Dodo
#jaguar #paralysis #rescuedandrehabilitated #wildlife #endangered #bekind #ecuador #wildcat #instalike #bigcatsofinstgram #stagramers #igers

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I was on the phone last night with @kjpatel4587 and he told me about a wildlife trafficker who had living caracals who were seized in an area where they did not even know they lived. This blows my mind and raises so many questions about the surrounding environment and how these wildlife traffickers actually operate.
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The Mirzapur Forest Department in the state of Uttar Pradesh apprehended three #wildlife traders, who were caught with six wild cats in their possession - five #caracals and a #leopard on January 9. Caracals are threatened with #extinction in India and are extremely elusive. They are protected under Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
Image: Anupam / Dainik Jagran

#wildlife #wildlifetrade #illegaltrade #caracal #uttarpradesh #forestdepartment

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Exciting #wildlife news! Last year biologists found the first ocelot den in 20 years on Laguna Atascosa National #WildlifeRefuge. At the den, researchers found a 3-week old male #ocelot kitten 🐯 (pictured here). Ocelots used to range from South #Texas up into Arkansas and Louisiana, but today there are an estimated 50 ocelots that remain in the United States. Known as the “little leopard,” ocelots have a long, ringed tail and are recognized by their distinct spots and rounded ears. It’s an amazing #WildlifeWin! Photo by @USFWS. #usinterior post via @usinterior @pantheracats

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HOW WOLVES CHANGE RIVERS (Part 1 of 4)

They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS.
What Happens Next Is A Miracle And Proves That We Must Take Care Of Our Amazing Planet.

In 1995, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, along with Canadian biologists, captured 14 wolves in Canada and placed them in Yellowstone National Park, where they had been extinct since 1926.
Over the next few years, the number of wolves rose, but that was the least of the changes that took place in Yellowstone.

The effects were more striking than anyone could have ever expected. The entire ecosystem of the national park transformed and it went so far that even the rivers changed. How could this have happened?
Watch the video (4 parts) and marvel at the amazing way in which nature works.

This awesome experiment shows us that nature is completely capable of balancing itself if given the chance to let it take its natural course.
Human interference only causes imbalance and creates more problems than is needed.

Written & Narrated by George Monbiot, a British environmental activist who writes for the Guardian among others media.

Footage by
Tom Dowser, Sam Price Waldman, Charley Voorhis, Fishing 4, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Roadtrippers, Video Blocks.

Music by Chris Zabriskie

Video via Sustainable Man

Re-edited by @DP4K.M
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The start to this year really has been incredible for animal welfare.
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The second ban so far in 2017! 👏 Double tap if you agree that animals are NOT clothing.

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Every time a population of wolves finally recovers from being pushed to the brink of extinction by humans, they are culled and poached as a means of "regulating" their numbers. Wolves are keystone species that have a positive effect on their surrounding ecosystems. Studies prove that killing them actually makes prey populations unstable and causes vegetation to be limited. When will these senseless killings stop? Sweden just allowed a cull on an already vulnerable population. Wolves are harmless, majestic animals. #HowlforWolves and follow my nonprofit to learn more @jawsandpaws... video @carokurrawa post via @anjaliworld

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Have a wonderful night everyone 🦁😴😴 #Repost @shaazjungphotography
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How glorious a greeting the lion gives the sky #wildlifephotography #lion #nature #africaundercanvas #serengeti #ngorongoro #tanzania #africa #natgeo

Shazir "shizzy" Haque

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.
Read more about the lions of India by clicking the link in our bio! #ShizzysWildcatRescue #KartikPatel #AsiaticLion #Conservation @kjpatel4587