By the very nature of having a web site, we have the privilege to share any special
interest that we have with our visitors. One of our interests is in
protecting the rights of
animals, in particular...big cats.
Many of these beautiful cats are on the endangered species list,
due to a variety of reasons. Some have just been kept in the wrong
living conditions due to selfish or ignorant human intervention.
We've found the sites of the angels here on
earth that are helping them.
An amazing video that
shows the unforgettable love of a lion named Christian:
We recently found this wonderful refuge in the
heart of Pennsylvania. They are doing wonderful work to help big cats
and other species. When they take in an animal, it is for life.
Please visit their website to find out how the Mattive family are helping to
make a difference in these animals' lives. We want to see them
flourish as a sanctuary, because they are the real thing when it comes to
is a unique eighty acre wildlife habitat that has provided a haven for
endangered exotic big cats. This preserve has been run by actress Tippi Hedren since 1972. Currently, almost seventy
animals live at Shambala, including African lions, Siberian and Bengal
tigers, leopards, snow leopards, servals, mountain lions, lynxes, a
Florida panther, a cheetah, and an African Elephant.
All of these animals were born in
captivity, with many of them being orphans or cast-offs from circuses,
zoos and private owners who could no longer care for them. None of them
have ever been in the wild. All depend upon humans for their needs. With
expert veterinary care, carefully planned diets and constant attention
by a dedicated staff of professionals, Shambala provides a dignified
life for these precious wild animals.
The De Wildt
Cheetah Centre was established
in 1971 with the aim of breeding endangered species. Over the past two
decades the Centre's efforts have resulted in the major achievement of
breeding what was once a threatened species, the cheetah (Acinonyx
jubatus). Over the years, nearly 600 cheetah cubs have been born at
De Wildt - a dramatic contrast to the days when the cheetah population
of South Africa was estimated at a mere 700. They need your help.
They have wonderful opportunities for you to stay at their center.
You can even adopt a cheetah! (figuratively speaking of course!)
Contact them at:http://www.dewildt.org.za
In the Southeastern tip of
Russia, the last 400 Amur tigers and 40 Amur leopards roam the forests.
a Dutch organization founded in 1996, is dedicated to the survival of these
Please come to this wonderful
site and find out what you can do to protect these beautiful, incredible
inhabitants of our world. http:/www.tigrisfoundation.nl
vanAnnies Felidae -
is a source for felid (big cat or
wild cat) research material for students at every level of science
education. These materials include but are not limited to article listings,
field work reviews, essays on selected topics, and interactive learning
tools. The objective is to inspire continued interest in all wild cats such
that viewers may be both motivated and equipped to protect cats in the wild.