There's much more to these spotted felines than their speed! Cheetahs have vanished from approximately 91 percent of their historic range and are listed as "Vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List. Learn more about Africa's most threatened big cat.
Puma Attacks (Almost) Never Happen
In response to last week’s news of a hiker killing a puma in self-defense, Panthera’s Chief Scientist Dr. John Goodrich assures the public that these attacks are few and far between. Panthera encourages a continued dialogue on the rarity of these events and mitigation techniques to prevent further human-puma conflict.
Read Dr. Goodrich's Letter to the Editor of The Coloradoan for more insight into this rare event.
Panthera is the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s wild cats. Our team of leading biologists and law enforcement experts develop innovative strategies to address the dire threats facing cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, snow leopards, and tigers.
We are on the front lines, fighting to stop poaching, prevent conflict with people, conserve wild cat habitats, and reduce unsustainable legal hunting. These proven strategies don't just protect wild cats—they also protect their vast landscapes and the endless variety of life within them. These wild places are crucial to our planet’s health—and our own.