#bigcatweek

In celebration of Big Cat Week, National Geographic salutes the heroic efforts of conservationists to save Lion populations from poachers and habitat conflict, such as the Ewaso Lions Warrior Watch project and the anti-snaring campaign of the Zambian Carnivore Program. Samburu warriors, left, keeping tabs on a lioness; Thandiwe Mweetwa, right, tracking a lion’s radio transmitter.   Meet...

  Tigers are the largest wild cats in the world. Adults can weigh up to 800 pounds – and measure up to 10.8 feet.     Tigers are carnivores, eating only meat. They mainly feed on large mammals such as deer, wild pigs, antelope and buffalo.   Tigers are solitary hunters, and generally search for...

Lions usually live in groups of 10 or 15 animals called prides.   An adult male’s roar can be heard up to nearly 5 miles away.   A female lion needs 11 pounds of meat a day. A male needs 15.4 pounds or more a day.     The name for a baby lion is...