"These people were incredibly lucky," says a park spokesman.
These are the things I know for certain as I reflect on the year about to pass and the new one about to start... Animals
It is Just this Simple: the Future of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, and Other Imperiled Species is on the Line this Week
It was CITES that, in 1989, placed all of Africa's elephants on Appendix I of the Convention, thus stopping all international
Cincinnati Zoo & Wildlife Safari Team Up to Ensure Survival of the Most Genetically-Valuable Cheetah Cub in North America
When the only litter mate of the cub born at Wildlife Safari died shortly after birth, staff at the Oregon breeding facility
The cat's-eye view is swift and stunning.
The World Post
In the early 1900s it was believed that around 100,000 cheetahs roamed the earth. The most recent estimate by the International
The cubs were born at a Cincinnati zoo earlier this month.
Namibia may be known as "The Cheetah Capital of the World," but we also have our share of termites, too. Like their American counterparts, termites here can be destructive to human structures and strip farmlands of life-supporting vegetation.
Maybe yet another reason we zoologists study the birds and the bees in the animal kingdom is to learn something that informs our human experience. Observing the mating game of the female cheetah, my dating policy about buying my own drinks has been validated.
The World Post
The demand for cheetahs, unfortunately, is sourced in its majority from areas where wild populations are already small and
As difficult as the issues are surrounding the cheetah trade, knowing that I, myself, have witnessed in Ethiopia the arrival of these poor babies, scared and far from home, it was inspiring to see all of these disparate players in one room.
When I finally landed in South Africa (after two days and three flights), I now had physical exhaustion to add to an already-wearied mind. Prior to the trip, an unexpected setback left me teetering. The optimistic joviality that had sustained me all summer was waning. And I found myself anxiously awaiting a second wind.
We believe that by looking at the community as a whole and carefully addressing the needs of all living creatures, we can maintain the delicate balance of biodiversity and conserve the ecosystem for generations to come.
Lion Cub by Will Burrard-Lucas on 500px Big Brother by Will Burrard-Lucas on 500px BABIES of the WILD by Marina Cano on 500px
Few things are sweeter than overcoming long odds in the name of friendship. So for Valentine's Day -- or should we say Pal
In this picture, three of the cheetah quadruplets are seen yawning adorably. According to the zoo, the cubs, which have yet
The cheetah is purposefully captivating, a streamlined control center for high-speed pursuits, much the same way a Ferrari's nose hints at its running speed versus that of a Peterbilt.
The first step in solving any problem is recognizing it exists. From CCF, I began International Cheetah Day in cooperation with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) four years ago as a way to bring awareness to the plight of the cheetah, as Africa's most endangered big cat.