leopards

A new study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows leopards, the world’s most widespread but persecuted big cat, may be helping local residents in Mumbai by reducing dog bites and rabies risk. Lead author Alex Braczkowski explores his time in Mumbai working with Steve Winter on a National Geographic Magazine story, and the leopard which inspired this research. …

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The leopard (Panthera pardus), one of the world’s most iconic big cats, has lost as much as 75 percent of its historic range, according to a paperpublished today in the scientific journal PeerJ. Conducted by partners including the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative, international conservation charities the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Panthera and the International Union for Conservation of……

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The brightly colored slug we covered last week has National Geographic readers tickled pink.  Luckily for you, there are several more rosy-colored creatures found in nature. Some are supposed to be pink, while others get their hue from genetic mutations. Check out our roundup of pink animals—and hold the rose-colored glasses. Pink Hippopotamus In 2010, a young,…

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The brightly colored slug we covered last week has National Geographic readers tickled pink.  Luckily for you, there are several more rosy-colored creatures found in nature. Some are supposed to be pink, while others get their hue from genetic mutations. Check out our roundup of pink animals—and hold the rose-colored glasses. Pink Hippopotamus In 2010, a young,…

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Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! HOUR 1 Television personalty and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo &…

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