Picture of a lion cub’s striped coat contrasted with the plain coat of their father

Picture of a lion cub with code markings in contrast to the plain code of their parent

This picture of a lion cub’s spotted and striped coat in contrast to their father’s plain coat caught my eye as a good example of nature protecting the vulnerable lion cub by improving their camouflage which is customised for the environment in which they live. The spots and stripes disappear after around nine months. …

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World Cup Qatar 2022 Sheikh’s son invites British fan to palace to see pet lions

Pet lion cub in palace in Qatar during the World Cup 2022

Young fan said: “We met one of the Sheikh’s sons & he took us back to the palace!” 😮. He was mooching around the area where the tournament is taking place and the Sheikh’s son invited them to the palace (I guess one of them) and at the palace was a menagerie apparently of …

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‘Exotic big cats for sale’ – an enforced worldwide ban is needed

Lion cubs for sale

People shouldn’t be searching for ‘exotic big cats for sale’ because it encourages and keeps in business exotic big cat breeders and these breeders should not exist in my considered view. It also devalues and demeans the big cats, iconic species and animal totems, which have been worshipped in some cultures for eons. They …

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Tigers for sale – 2022 – it needs to be banned

Lion and tiger cubs are best buddies

‘Tigers for sale’ is a phrase that I do not want to read when it concerns private sales from unscrupulous traders selling to naive customers. This page is not about inter-zoo sales which are bad enough. Humankind should not be trading tigers online. It should be entirely banned across the globe. Sadly, that is …

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Picture of a lion cub snarling at a remotely operated camera

Lion cub in Masai Mara squares up to remotely operated camera

This little lion cub must have heard the remotely controlled camera whirring which prompted this reaction. Apparently the cub spent five minutes squaring up to the camera in the Masai Mara reserve, Kenya. To be frank, I am not entirely sure that the photograph was taken at the Masai Mara reserve but I believe …

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4 ‘Tiger Kings’ in America have now been charged with animal cruelty

"Doc" Antle

NEWS AND COMMENT: A fourth “Tiger King” has now been charged with animal cruelty. His name is Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, the owner of Myrtle Beach Safari featured in the Netflix docu-series. The previous three were Jo Exotic (the original Tiger King as featured on Netflix), Tim Stark, the founder of the self-proclaimed animal refuge …

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