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Shazir "shizzy" Haque
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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

A bold mother, the #tigress fondly known as Maya, relocates one of her 14 days old #cubs in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, #Maharashtra . Photographers Akash Dharankar, Sagar Dharankar and Aditi Rane Dharankar were simply stumped to see this rare and confident display of a tigress parading her cubs in the presence of several tourists so openly. But Maya, has been popular for her fearless and self-confident demeanour within her territory.
Image: Akash Dharankar / Entry - The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2014

#tiger #bigcat #tigerreserve #tadoba #maharashtra #feline #pantheratigris #wildlife #photography post via @sanctuaryasia

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

Help us raise awareness for the Leuser ecosystem by clicking the link in our bio to purchase a Conflict Palm Oil poster.
Posters are currently 2 for $20.00 USD. The reason we did two of them is so that you can keep one and give one away to help spread more awareness.
Help us fight big corporations who are destroying the most diverse ecosystem on our planet by burning down entire rain forests for monetary gains. #ShizzysWildcatRescue #WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo #CutConflictPalmOil #Indonesia #LeuserEcosystem

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Choose compassion while traveling. Be a responsible tourist.
Repost @trisha4_22
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I absolutely hate posting these kinds of videos, but the public must be aware of the true cost of using wildlife for entertainment.
🚫No true sanctuary will make their rescued wildlife entertain or work!
Without your funds, these cruel practices will no longer exist.
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Those who follow me are mostly already aware. Please share this your family and friends and bring this to their attention.
It's so easy to fall into temptation and be fooled while on vacation.
Seek out real sanctuaries and contribute your money to those who are truly doing rescue work.. πŸ™πŸ’–
➑See @blesele and @dswt to understand how a genuine sanctuary conducts themselves. 🐘🐘🐘
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#endanimalabuse #bornfree #banridingelephants #touristtrap #animalsarenotourentertainment #dontbuyaticket #animalliberation #bethechange

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Indonesia has already lost the Balinese and the Javanese tiger, will we sit back and watch the Sumatran tiger go the same way? If I told you the choices you make on a daily basis in your supermarkets could make a difference to the Sumatran tigers future. Conflict palm oil is being expanded into the last forest blocks and if it's not stopped soon we stand to lose a lot move than just tigers. Rhinos, elephants and orangutans. Tell PepsiCo and Kraft Heinz to stop driving this destruction, please sign the petition at www.ran.org/saverainforests #saveleuserecosystem #cutconflictpalmoil #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #wildlifeasia #leonardodicapriofoundation post via @paulhiltonphoto

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I loved this story documented by @beverlyjoubert. A mother is a mother no matter the species ❀️❀️ Repost @beverlyjoubert
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Off to hunt lechwe for her little family. There's a lot of pressure on this lion to provide. Her mother is now too old to take part in a very exhausting hunt, although she may well instigate one, and the two young cubs are also relying on her. It's also always possible that one or both of the Tsaro males will pass by and if they do, they will not hesitate to feed on any successful hunt. She must take control and she's been using the water and reeds to her advantage. So far it appears that she's a great hunter. #bigcats #lions #okavango #botswana

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Her babies were born wild, the way it should be.Β πŸ‘πŸ―Β #savewildlife #tigersofinstagram #bornwild (πŸ“Ή: @action4ifaw) post via @thedodo #Conservation #Tiger #Cub #catsofinstagram #shizzyswildcatrescue #bigcatsofinstagram There are still incredible people in this world ❀️❀️

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Snow leopards have pretty incredible tails but when you put it into perspective they definitely need them. Snow leopards live in some of the most bizarre habitats that any cat currently lives in. A major part of a snow leopards habitat is uphill/downhill, cold climate, rocky surfaces, and limited prey supply. Their long tails help them to balance while hunting and while climbing.
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That tail 😍😍
Photography by Β©Tony Gardner #Wildgeography

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A mother is a mother regardless of the species❀️❀️ Repost @thedodo and @thealphafemale_ .
A mother's love is forever!
#mothers #protection #uncontionallove #animalsofinstagram #beautiful #life

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Animals are more like humans than most people think❀❀ Repost @dp4k.m
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ABUSED LIONESS FINDS LOVE
For more info please contact insyncexotics.org
Video by inspiremore
#stopanimalabuse #stopanimalcruelty #lion #lioness #loveisapowerfulthing

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Video by @bertiegregory. A male and female jaguar courting on the river banks of the northern Pantanal, Brazil. Follow @bertiegregory and @Stevewinterphoto for more on our upcoming jaguar project for @natgeowild and @Natgeo. Post via @natgeo

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#BIGCAT SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: flat-headed cat part 2/3
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The nameΒ β€œfishing #cat” actually fits the flat-headed cat better than it fits the actual fishing cat species! This is because the fishing cat only has partial webbing between their toes, while the flat-headed cat is semi-aquatic and has much more webbing. Flat-headed cats also boast teeth that face BACKWARDS! Their special backward-facing teeth help to keep the slippery prey (fish, frogs, and even crustaceans) from slipping out of their mouths. These two features make flat-headed cats the true holders of the β€œfishing cat” name. This unique species has more distinct features such a flat, elongated head, small ears, short tail, and unusually short legs compared to the length of its body.
Alongside those notably unconventional characteristics, the flat-headed cat has also a brownish-rust colored head and stocky, brown body, but their weight only ranges from 3.3-6lb! Their coat color, along with their distinct adaptations that aid them with catching their special prey, allow them to live near riverbanks and in the marshy, swampy forests of the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian islands #Borneo and #Sumatra.
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#catsofinstagram
#bigcatsofinstagram #flatheadedcat

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

RESCUED ORPHAN TIGER CUBS 'ADOPT' STUFFED TOY TIGER

Three rescued tiger cubs in India have taken to a life-sized soft toy after their mother was found dead in a wildlife park .
Source BBC News http://bbc.in/2lfn5kS
#india #orphantiger #savethetigers post via @dp4k.m

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Repost @save.big.cats
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Some beauty to start the day 😍 #Repost @paul.vanderlee
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If mom won't play, I'll climb
#fearless #cute #leopard cub #selindacamp #funny #owedtonature #greatplainsconservation #wildlife #wildcats #botswana #africa

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Another gem from the magical #Sundarbans. The #tiger grimaces at the photographer having just emerged from the water before vanishing into the impassable #mangrove #forest . For the #tigers here, they are the masters of navigating this impenetrable #swamp.
Image: Shuvarthi Guha

#wildlife #sundarbans #mangroveforest #mangroves #sundarbantigerreserve post via @sanctuaryasia

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

Getting closer to Tuesday now 😁 I hope all of you guys had a wonderful Monday!
Repost @gerryvanderwalt
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Mood: Focused!
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Welcome to Monday. 😎
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#WildEyeSA #Monday #Focus

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

It's a nice day to lay in your hammock if you're a tiger @greensborosciencecenter 😻😻😻

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Extinction is a natural process, but the accelerated rate that we are causing species to go extinct is not. The only thing stopping the elephant and the entire rhino species from being added to this list are the heroes on the ground fighting to save these iconic animals. Want to help rangers protect Africa’s wildlife? Here are a few organizations that you can support: @int.anti.poaching.foundation @vetpaw @airshepherd @savetherhinointernational @raabia.hawa @96elephants @fightforrhinos
Via ScienceNaturePage fb post via @wildlifefirst

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Animals love their young the same way humans do. ❀❀ Repost @wildlifeowners
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Lynx Mom & Cub
Photo by Β©Robert Goppelt
#wildlifeowners

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

RARE BLACK-MANED LION CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN ETHIOPIA
A National Geographic/Born Free expedition in Ethiopia's Alatash National Park discovered a previously unknown population of at least 100 Black-Maned lions

Source - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/black-mane-ethiopian-lions-video-endangered-species/

@save.big.cats @shizzyswildcatrescue post via @dp4k.m @dp4k.m @dp4k.m

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

It's always incredible to see NATURALLY occurring animal friendships like these. Animals just love one another.
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Mewie the cat is unconcerned with the size difference between him and Nandi, his rhino friend.❀️Rescuers say they get along so well because they both love to go for walks and then come back home and take a nap. 🐱🦏 #unlikelyfriends #interspeciesfriendship #catsofig #saverhinos (πŸ“·: @therhinoorphanage)

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

Two loving Brothers. In some situations, to avoid a new, stronger male taking over a lion Pride, two brothers, or half brothers will form a coalition. This is because, when a new lions takes over, all cubs are killed, to ensure the previous leaders genetic line dies out. These coalitions can also have their origins in childhood, if two brothers are particularly close. Unfortunately, no matter how strong the coalition is, people continue to poach, hunt and capture these magestic creatures. We must all unite, to be a voice for those without one. #SavingTheLion #StopPoaching #SaveHabitat #LionsMatter Beautiful image by @mz_images post via @savingthelion

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

#BIGCAT SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: flat-headed cat part 1/3
πŸ“· by Maxime ThuΓ©

In my last spotlight on fishing #cats (#Prionailurus viverrinus), we learned that #cheetahs (#Acinonyx jubatus) aren’t the only big #cat with semi-retractable claws, and that fishing cats also have them! Well, meet the #flatheadedcat (Prionailurus planiceps), another species in the #felidae family with semi-retractable claws, that inhabits Southeast #Asia.
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#catsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #wildcats post via @savingthetiger @savingthetiger @savingthetiger

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Snow leopards are endangered, with possibly as few as 4,000 individuals surviving in the wild. These magnificent big cats are under constant threat from poaching, with a recent report estimating that 221-450 snow leopards have been illegally killed annually since 2008.
We’re working with local communities to develop solutions such as compensation schemes and predator-proof corrals to help snow leopards and people to live safely together in Asia’s high mountains.
Learn more about the report and how you can help snow leopards by clicking the link in BIO.

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

Have a wonderful night everyone πŸ…πŸ…πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄ Photo by @suhaderbent

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Photo by @amivitale. A baby panda snoozes in the trees at Chengdu Panda Base in Sichuan Province, China. Pandas spend half the day eating, and sleep at least a few hours between each meal. Panda cubs learn to climb trees early to avoid predators while their mothers forage for food. Although their diets do not provide them with much energy, baby pandas are playful and love to explore.

Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world!

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #chegndu #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #natureisspeaking #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale post via @natgeo

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Shazir "shizzy" Haque

The marbled cat is one of the least known of the small cats species. Biologists think that it lives in trees, and uses it's long tail to help it with balance while climbing.
For one of our favorite photos of this amazing animal, check out @joelsartore.
More small cats of the world can be seen in 'Shadow Cats', a story in this month's National Geographic Magazine. #cats #marble post via @natgeo

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Repost @dereckjoubert
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These two scarred faces tell many stories. A formidable pair of lions. #bigcats #lions #coalition

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A rare Pallas's cat warms itself in the morning sun in the #Changthang Plateau, #Ladakh . In our February 2017 issue of Sanctuary Asia, the #photographer Anjana Bhargava describes her once in a lifetime sighting of the near threatened Pallas's cat. This #habitat specialist is found in very low population densities across the grasslands and #montane #steppe of Central #Asia . Only about 2-6 Pallas's cat individuals can be found in an approximately 100 sq. km. area.
Image : Anjana Bhargava

#wildlife #pallascat
#ladakh #changthang
#feline #nearthreatened #himalaya #mountainwildlife
#highaltitudespecialist post via @sanctuaryasia

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Indian tiger population up 6% to c.2,200 say experts but more measures required to maintain delicate ecological balance and future of wild tigers

Noting a 6% rise in the tiger population in the country, experts on Tuesday suggested a need for greater flexibility to increase habitat for the feline for their protection.

Speaking at the national workshop on monitoring systems for tigers intensive patrolling and ecological status, Y. V. Jhalla, principal scientist of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), said the 6% increase in the population of big cats was due to several measures taken to protect them.

The recent count of the big cat has revealed that around 2,200 Royal Bengal Tigers and 7,910 leopards are present in 13 tiger reserves in the country, he said, adding it was determined through camera trap method now in use.

Increased habitat

Experts from all the 13 tiger reserves of the country stressed on greater flexibility to increase tiger habitat and other favourable measures that could boost the population of the big cat.

The workshop, organised by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), was mainly held for interaction on preservation of Royal Bengal Tigers considering the challenges faced by different tiger reserve authorities.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Odisha, Siddhanta Das said the preservation of the big cat family was necessary for the existence of mankind as without the presence of the tigers in the forest, air, moisture, perennial water sources would vanish, causing ecological disaster. β€œIf the family of the big cat were not protected, Similipal sanctuary would also turn into a desert,” he pointed out citing that the conflict between man and animal had caused a lot of difficulties to the balance of ecology in Similipal.

India, he said, topped the list in the world for maximum funding for the preservation of tigers.

In order to make the sanctuary area free from human interference, the Similipal tiger reserve authority had chalked out programmes to relocate the villages from the core and buffer area.

Source: The Hindu
Photo: Vicky Flynn / TigerTime post via @savethetiger

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Repost @natgeowild
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Ever wonder how we get such incredible wildlife shots? For the film "Lion Gangland" we used a remote controlled robot with a camera mounted on top to infiltrate a lion pride. #caturday 😻

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It's not too late to change this. As a consumer you have all the power to help save their species and their home. Companies like Pepsi Co and Wilmar burn them alive for more available space to grow palm oil for snack foods and products. If you support the companies that burn their home then you support the leuser ecosystem being destroyed. Vote with your wallet, the small decisions you make in the grocery store make a big impact on this species.
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A mother #orangutan holds its baby close in the #rainforest of #Borneo.Though we share 97 per cent of our DNA with the imperiled #species , we are nowhere like them. Today, the critically endangered #orangutans have only #humans to blame for having just a decade left on this planet. @purvavariyar enumerates how the palm oil industry, man's apathetic attitude towards Indonesia's rainforests and orangutan's own biology is spelling doom for the #Bornean and #Sumatran orangutans.
Image: Jorel Cuomo

Read 'Bleeding Orangutans' by logging onto www.sanctuaryasia.com to understand the dangerous elements at play that threaten the survival of Asia's only species of great #apes .
#palmoil #rainforests
#borneoisland #sumatra #indonesia #greatape #palmoilindustry #criticallyendangeredspecies

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A team of #scientists studying #tigers of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve narrate an engaging tale of an extraordinary #tiger called Gabbar. Here, a radio-collared Gabbar shares a tender moment with #tigress Maya at Tadoba.
Read more about this battle-scarred survivor in our December 2016 issue which is now out on stands! Grab your copy now!
#tigerreserve #tadoba #pantheratigris
#radiocollar #maharashtra #wildlife #tigerconservation post via @sanctuaryasia

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The long legs and neck of a #serval help it to move through the grasses with an unimpeded view, and its super-sharp hearing can detect prey even underground. #DestinationWILD post via @natgeowild

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