Everything in nature, there are six species of big cats. It is owned by one group (the Panthers) lion, jaguar, tiger, leopard and snow leopard, as well as a separate species – the cheetah. Unfortunately, almost all of them are under threat and the reason is human factor.
Here is a selection of these strong young felines.
African lion cub sitting in tall grass in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The whole of Africa, Syria, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran and even in the north-western India population of lions has declined from 450,000 about 50 years ago to less than 20,000 animals to date.
Asian leopard cub in the valley Hukavng in Myanmar (Burma) became an orphan after the hunters had killed his mother to sell her body for use in traditional medicine. In 2010, the entire valley, which is about the size of Vermont, was appointed by the Government of Myanmar to the sanctuary of tigers, which is an important step in preserving them, and protect the big cats and other rare species of animals across the country.
African lion crouched in the tall grass in the Okavango Delta. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) African lions are an endangered species.
The Royal Family. Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and south-western Africa. It is estimated that in the wild to live out of these big cats there are only 7500 individuals, and the number of those who live far from human settlements, is constantly decreasing.
The female tiger cub and. Three of the eight subspecies of tiger became extinct in the 20th century, often due to the fact that they were hunted as trophies, as well as because of their bodies are used in traditional Chinese medicine. The five remaining tiger subspecies are endangered.