Leopard

28 Sep

Photo of the Day

Laila Bahaa-el-din

Our photo of the day shows a beautiful leopard in Tsavo, Kenya, taken by Panthera's Kaplan Scholar Laila Bahaa-el-din. Today, Panthera is protecting the leopards of South Africa through our Munyawana Leopard Project - the most comprehensive leopard study to date.

Learn more about Panthera's Munyawana Leopard Project.

Learn more cool 'cat facts' about the leopard.

See Laila's videos of another African cat - the golden cat.

26 Jun

Canon’s Short Film, ‘Man and Beast,’ Portrays the Life of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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Canon recently released a short film entitled ‘Man and Beast’ that portrays the life of Panthera’s CEO and wild cat expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, including why he has devoted his career to saving the world’s wild cats. Produced with a new and technologically advanced Canon Cinema EOS camera, the ten minute beautifully shot film features a powerful depiction of Dr. Rabinowitz’s childhood, during which he was faced with a debilitating stutter and sought solace in speaking to animals, that also had no voice. The film then moves on to portray Dr. Rabinowitz’s young adult life when he dedicated his career to saving and giving a voice to animals.

Watch the film here.

13 Jun

Tonight: NY Lecture by Panthera President Dr. Hunter: Leopard Conservation in Africa-Where Science, Hunting & Policy Converge

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Join us tonight at 7pm at the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society in Hunting, New York to hear Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, discuss the natural history of leopards, as well as the conservation efforts that are being employed to protect this magnificent big cat.

13 Apr

National Geographic: Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, Explains the Science of a “Strawberry” Leopard

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National Geographic recently featured an interesting photograph of a “strawberry” leopard shown walking in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve, and asked Panthera’s President and leopard expert, Dr. Luke Hunter, to weigh in on the science behind this leopard’s rare coloring. Read what Dr. Hunter had to say about this leopard’s erythrism - a little-understood genetic condition that's thought to cause either an overproduction of red pigments or an underproduction of dark pigments – which is the first color variation of its kind that Dr. Hunter has ever seen in a wild leopard.

08 Mar

Proceeds from Jeep Apparel Leopard T-Shirts Support Panthera’s Leopard Conservation Projects

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Panthera recently partnered with Jeep Apparel to raise funding and awareness about the state of South Africa’s leopards through exclusive leopard t-shirts! Jeep Apparel has created Men’s and Ladies t-shirts, featured below, with beautiful images of leopards, a ‘Save Our Leopards’ message and Panthera’s logo. Now through July 31st, these t-shirts are available for purchase at select Jeep stockists in South Africa, and 10 rand from the sale of each t-shirt will be donated to Panthera to support our leopard conservation initiatives.

30 Nov

Transcript of CNN Segment on Panthera’s ‘Faux Leopard Fur’ Project in South Africa

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Just weeks ago, Panthera's 'faux leopard fur' project in South Africa, lead by Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator Tristan Dickerson, was featured on CNN's Saturday morning news program. CNN anchors T.J. Holmes and Nadia Bilchik discussed how Dickerson has developed an affordable and realistic faux leopard fur and is working with leaders of South Africa's Shembe Baptist Church to replace real leopard skins worn during cultural and religious celebrations by Shembe followers (approximately 5-11 million members currently exist). We are excited to share the following transcript of the CNN segment with you.

18 Nov

Panthera's Leopard Project in South Africa Featured on CNN Saturday Morning News Program

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Panthera's 'faux leopard fur' project in South Africa, lead by Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator Tristan Dickerson, was featured on CNN's Saturday morning news program this weekend. CNN anchors T.J. Holmes and Nadia Bilchik discussed how Tristan has developed an affordable and realistic faux leopard fur and is working with leaders of South Africa's Shembe Baptist Church to replace real leopard skins worn during cultural and religious celebrations by Shembe followers (approximately 5-11 million members currently exist).
14 Nov

Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project Featured on CNN This Week

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Due to changes in scheduling, the CNN segment featuring Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa will air this week, rather than last. The program will focus on Panthera's 'faux leopard fur' project, lead by Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator Tristan Dickerson, which is alleviating one of the most pressing threats to leopards in the region.

19 Oct

Panthera’s Leopard Conservation Work Featured in South African Newspapers - ‘The Mercury’ and ‘BusinessDay’

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A South African newspaper, The Mercury, has just released an article on the work of Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, to create a faux leopard skin that he will soon present to members of South Africa’s Shembe Baptist Church, which has adopted the Zulu practice of wearing spotted cat fur (mainly leopard) during religious celebrations.

18 Oct

Panthera Featured in South Africa’s BusinessDay Newspaper – Fake Fur Could Help Leopard Survive

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The innovative leopard conservation work of Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, to create a faux leopard skin is featured in today’s BusinessDay newspaper. This newspaper is based in South Africa where Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project is also headquartered.  Read the article to learn how leopard skins are in increasing demand among members of South Africa’s Shembe Baptist Church, which has adopted the Zulu practice of wearing spotted cat fur (mainly leopard) during religious celebrations.