In 2010, WWF sounded the alarm for the Indochinese tiger—the population of this subspecies had fallen by more than 70 percent in slightly more than a decade. Six countries—Thailand, Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam—are now home to only around 350 tigers.
The region contains the largest combined area of tiger habitat in the world—equal to roughly the size of France. However, rapid development, such as road construction, is fragmenting habitats. Due to decades of rampant poaching many of the landscapes of this region have no tigers left in them.
On this morning I watched this lioness whom is known as ‘Ma di Tau’ from the Last Lions movie by Dereck and Beverly Joubert walk through the mist and stop in a small opening with the sun rising in the background.
It was as if the sun was blessing her with rays of gold…
A blog about Big Cats, species awareness, conservation, news & events, as well as issues regarding exotic cats in captivity and the wild. Big cats represent the ultimate predator, beauty and vitality. Despite being known as one of the most beautiful creatures in the world, these cats are decreasing in the wild. Due to many reasons, mostly habitat destruction, prey reduction, poaching & hunting for their parts, wild cat populations are smaller in numbers than they were before. We humans, as the one responsible for their destruction, should act now so that these beautiful cats do not disappear from the face of the Earth.