04 Jun

Litters of Lions: New Photos of Cubs in Zambia


We are thrilled to share that a lion pride monitored by the Kafue Lion Project (KLP) team in Zambia's Kafue National Park has just welcomed at least eight new cubs to their pride! Just days ago, from a safe distance, the KLP team observed three lion cubs with their mothers at a den site, and days later saw what appeared to be five additional cubs at another den site. In addition, the KLP team's scientists believe there could be even more cubs as it appears that five of the six adult lionesses in the pride are lactating.

Click here to see photos of the lion cubs.

22 May

Panthera’s Cat Advisory Council Member Explains Recent Zoo Lions’ Interactions with Humans


Recently, ‘homemade’ videos of lions in zoos pawing at and interacting with children through their protected enclosures have been featured on various news television programs, blogs and other outlets. As several of these videos feature toddlers in striped clothing, many viewers were left wondering if the lions actually mistook the children for their natural prey – wild zebras.

30 Apr

Photo of the Day

Nick Garbutt

Enjoy our photo of the day showing two lion cubs in Zambia, taken by Panthera’s partner photographer, Nick Garbutt! This picture clearly shows the dark brown rosettes with which lion cubs are born, but that fade with age.

Learn more about the lion.
Find out how Panthera is working to protect this iconic species through our Project Leonardo.

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29 Mar

Just Released Online: BBC Wildlife Magazine Article on India’s Last Lions by Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter


Read an article on India's Last Lions by Panthera's President & lion expert, Dr. Luke Hunter, which was published in the March edition of BBC Wildlife Magazine & just posted online.

07 Mar

Where Have Nigeria’s Lions Gone?


Last April, Panthera reported on field surveys carried out in 2009 by Panthera, WCS Nigeria and the Nigerian National Park Service, which revealed that Nigeria was then home to fewer than just 50 individual lions. Approximately 15-20 lions were estimated to live within Nigeria’s Yankari Game Reserve, while the remaining 30-35 lions were found to reside in Kainji Lake National Park in western Nigeria. These fragile populations represented two of only four known lion populations that remained in West Africa.

17 Feb

Photo of the Day

Laila Bahaa-el-din

This photo of an extremely worn out lion was taken in the Serengeti in February of 2009 by Panthera’s Kaplan scholar and graduate student, Laila Bahaa-el-din.

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

12 Jan

USA Today Highlights Panthera Co-Authored SciPub on Africa’s Trophy Hunting Industry


A PLoS ONE scientific publication co-authored by Panthera’s scientists, Peter Lindsey and Guy Balme, on the significance of African lions for the financial viability of the trophy hunting industry was recently posted on USA Today’s ScienceFair Forum. This study assessed the significance of lions to the financial viability of trophy hunting across five African countries – Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia - to help determine the economic impact and advisability of recently proposed restrictions to limit or ban the import o

13 Oct

Oct. 13-19: Re-airing of ‘A Voice for the Animals’ Featuring Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz


Now through Wednesday, October 19th, Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s interview on American Public Radio’s On Being program (formerly the Speaking of Faith program) will re-air across the country on over 240 public radio stations. Download the interview podcast or stream it to hear Dr.

11 Oct

Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival


Panthera is proud to share that Dr. Alan Rabinowitz has just received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Conservation at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  This award recognizes Dr. Rabinowitz’s decades of tireless work to survey the world’s last wild places, with the goal of preserving wild habitats for some of the world’s most endangered mammals – including tigers and jaguars.

19 Sep

September 19, 2011 – Wild Cat Conservation News


In order to provide Panthera’s community of wild cat enthusiasts with the most comprehensive and up to date news about issues and events within the wild cat conservation field, we are launching a new, daily ‘Wild Cat Conservation News’ blog series. Each day, we will aggregate and share a summary of the most relevant and breaking news impacting the 37 species of wild cats around the world.