Lion

17 Jan

Photo of the Day

Christian Sperka

Give us your best caption for our photo of the day of a sleepy African lion, taken by Panthera's partner photographer, Christian Sperka!

Learn more about how Panthera is working to ensure a future for this iconic big cat through Project Leonardo.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

04 Dec

Press Release: New Study Reveals Lions Are Rapidly Losing Ground In Africa

Panthera

Suitable Lion Habitat Reduced by 75% and Wild Lion Population Under Decline

New York, NY – A new study released this week confirms that lions are rapidly and literally losing ground across Africa’s once-thriving savannahs due to burgeoning human population growth and subsequent, massive land-use conversion. Representing the most comprehensive assessment of the state and vitality of African savannah habitat to date, the report maintains that the lion has lost 75% of its original natural habitat in Africa – a reduction that has devastated lion populations across the continent.

28 Nov

Photo of the Day

Craig Taylor

Please enjoy our photo of the day of two cuddly lions in Zimbabwe! Thanks to your help, we are thrilled to share that #GivingTuesday was a huge success for Panthera and wild cats! We will post more details on the total amount of #GivingTuesday donations raised very soon! On behalf of everyone at Panthera, we sincerely thank you for thinking of us this holiday season and making a contribution that will go twice as far in conserving wild cats!

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

09 Nov

Photo of the Day

Christian Sperka

Our photo of the day was taken of a young lion after an unsuccessful porcupine hunt, evidenced by the quills stuck in his mouth and chest! Not to worry, Panthera's wildlife photographer partner, Christian Sperka, reported that the lion was simply inexperienced and clumsy, and when seen 2 days later, was free of the quills.

Learn how Panthera is working to protect these curious big cats through Project Leonardo.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

18 Oct

Photo of the Day

Christian Sperka

Football, or any kind of sport, isn't the typical topic of choice during media interviews with Panthera's wild cat scientists. Recently, however, Panthera's President, Dr. Luke Hunter, spoke with a sports reporter from the Wall Street Journal to share lessons that can be learned from wild cats and applied to American football. Read the article to learn about the New York Jets and Tim Tebow’s use of the 'wildcat formation' and how the Jets might be able to improve their offense by taking a look at the successful ‘plays’ of wild lions.

17 Oct

Panthera's President, Dr. Luke Hunter, Featured in The Wall Street Journal's "Lessons From a Real Wild Cat"

Panthera

Football, or any kind of sport, isn't the typical topic of choice during media interviews with Panthera's wild cat scientists. Recently, however, Panthera's President, Dr. Luke Hunter, spoke with a sports reporter from the Wall Street Journal to share lessons that can be learned from wild cats and applied to American football. Read the article to learn about the New York Jets and Tim Tebow’s use of the 'wildcat formation' and how the Jets might be able to improve their offense by taking a look at the successful ‘plays’ of wild lions.

Read the article, ‘Lessons from a Real Wild Cat.’

15 Oct

Photo of the Day

Patrick Meier

Enjoy of photo of the day of two cuddly lions in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park! Did you know that lions have vanished from over 80% of their historic range?

Visit our 'Meet the Lion' page to educate yourself on the state of the species.

Want to help Panthera protect Africa's lions & their habitat? Make a donation or start a fundraising campaign.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

12 Oct

A Maned Lioness, Explained – Part II

Ryan Green

Yesterday, we received some questions/comments about the authenticity of our photo of the day showing a maned lioness in Botswana‘s Okavango Delta. Today, we’d like to share another, more telling photo of this maned lioness, specifically her backside, to alleviate any doubts about this lioness’ gender.

Be sure to read an explanation from Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on the science behind this maned lioness, featured on National Geographic’s NewsWatch.

11 Oct

Photo of the Day - October 11, 2012

Deon De Villers

Check out our cool pic of the day of a maned lioness in the Mombo area of Botswana‘s Okavango Delta! Read an explanation from Panthera's President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on the science behind this lioness's mane posted by National Geographic @ http://bit.ly/PYvwHf. Read more here

03 Oct

Photo of the Day

Neil Midlane

Our photo of the day shows a sprightly lion mid-leap! Share your best caption for this photo on Panthera's Facebook page!

Learn cool cat facts about lions.

Learn more about Panthera's work to protect lions like this one through Project Leonardo.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.