I cannot help thinking when I see all the pictures of Big Cats on Pinterest that it is a ode of farewell. And mostly I don't like the pics because many are from zoo settings as the largest population of Big Cats are caged.
** Altho there were once 9 different tiger species, hunting, poaching, and loss of natural habitat has resulted in three extinctions and the result are critically endangered. Tiger populations are near collapse.
T-T-T-TIGERS TIME!!!The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.38 m (11.1 ft) over curves and weighing up to 388.7 kg (857 lb) in the wild. Its most recognisable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard. Tigers are apex predators, primarily preying on ungulates such as deer and bovids. They…
The Lion is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with an endangered remnant population in Gir Forest National Park in India, having disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans.