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Panthera
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Ensuring a future for wild cats and their landscapes. Visit us @ panthera.org.

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The tigress in these images was first recorded in Nepal's Chitwan National Park in 2015 by Panthera's partners. Earlier this year, she was spotted about 60 kilometers away in Parsa Wildlife Reserve--with her first litter of cubs! This was great news for a new mom, but even better news for conservationists and the entire species: These photos were the first evidence of baby tigers in that area in nearly a decade. See more tiger family playtime at the link in our bio. #Tigers #Tiger #tigress #TigersForever #Tigercubs #bigcatsofinstagram #bigcats #wildcats #catstagram #Nepal

The tigress in these images was first recorded in Nepal's Chitwan National Park in 2015 by Panthera's partners. Earlier this year, she was spotted about 60 kilometers away in Parsa Wildlife Reserve--with her first litter of cubs! This was great news for a new mom, but even better news for conservationists and the entire species: These photos were the first evidence of baby tigers in that area in nearly a decade. See more tiger family playtime at the link in our bio. #Tigers  #Tiger  #tigress  #TigersForever  #Tigercubs  #bigcatsofinstagram  #bigcats  #wildcats  #catstagram  #Nepal 

Sometimes it's nice to have someone else make your dinner! There's plenty of fresh jaguar prey in the Brazilian Pantanal, but our scientists were lucky enough to glimpse a jaguar preparing to snack on a dead caiman that some piranhas feasted on first. Will this story win our #GivingTuesday Challenge? Watch the full fascinating video, vote, and help decide at the link in our bio! #bigcats #bigcat #jaguar #jaguars #lunch #dinner #Brazil #Pantanal #hungrycat #catstagram #wildcats #votingchallenge #givingtuesday2017 #wildlife #conservation

Sometimes it's nice to have someone else make your dinner! There's plenty of fresh jaguar prey in the Brazilian Pantanal, but our scientists were lucky enough to glimpse a jaguar preparing to snack on a dead caiman that some piranhas feasted on first. Will this story win our #GivingTuesday  Challenge? Watch the full fascinating video, vote, and help decide at the link in our bio! #bigcats  #bigcat  #jaguar  #jaguars  #lunch  #dinner  #Brazil  #Pantanal  #hungrycat  #catstagram  #wildcats  #votingchallenge  #givingtuesday2017  #wildlife  #conservation 

Was this family of hitchhiking cheetahs your favorite wild cat moment of 2017? Our partners in Zambia's Kafue National Park captured this incredible footage when the curious felines approached their safari vehicle--and a young male was so bold that he plopped his paws on the fender and sniffed a passenger's shoes! Watch the whole video at the link in our bio and VOTE for it or one of 7 other amazing wild cat stories in our #GivingTuesday Challenge. #bigcats #bigcat #cheetah #cheetahs #Kafue #Zambia #curiouscats #catstagram #wildcats #votingchallenge #givingtuesday2017 #wildlife #conservation

Was this family of hitchhiking cheetahs your favorite wild cat moment of 2017? Our partners in Zambia's Kafue National Park captured this incredible footage when the curious felines approached their safari vehicle--and a young male was so bold that he plopped his paws on the fender and sniffed a passenger's shoes! Watch the whole video at the link in our bio and VOTE for it or one of 7 other amazing wild cat stories in our #GivingTuesday  Challenge. #bigcats  #bigcat  #cheetah  #cheetahs  #Kafue  #Zambia  #curiouscats  #catstagram  #wildcats  #votingchallenge  #givingtuesday2017  #wildlife  #conservation 

How can you forget Panthera’s most astounding, fascinating, and “awww”-inducing stories of 2017? We brought you a nature-defying moment between a lioness and a leopard cub, the first-ever video of wild sand cat kittens in their African range, proof that pumas have been fooling scientists for years, big cat cub scenes that inspire hope for their species, and much more. Today through the end of our $50,000 #GivingTuesday Challenge, pick your favorite wild cat tale and share our competition with friends and family: (link in bio). Happy voting! #bigcats #wildcats #bigcatsofinstagram #wildcatsofinstagram #catstagram #conservation #wildlife #giving #givingtuesday2017 #actforcats #votingchallenge

How can you forget Panthera’s most astounding, fascinating, and “awww”-inducing stories of 2017? We brought you a nature-defying moment between a lioness and a leopard cub, the first-ever video of wild sand cat kittens in their African range, proof that pumas have been fooling scientists for years, big cat cub scenes that inspire hope for their species, and much more. Today through the end of our $50,000 #GivingTuesday  Challenge, pick your favorite wild cat tale and share our competition with friends and family: (link in bio). Happy voting! #bigcats  #wildcats  #bigcatsofinstagram  #wildcatsofinstagram  #catstagram  #conservation  #wildlife  #giving  #givingtuesday2017  #actforcats  #votingchallenge 

This year, hundreds of thousands of you interacted with Panthera's top wild cat stories, including rare camera trap footage of a snuggling #snow leopard family, pictured here. Now, it's almost time to choose your favorite cat tale in our #givingtuesday voting challenge! Starting tomorrow, you can take a trip down memory lane, cast your vote, and watch as the competition heats up. Get ready! #wildcats #bigcatsofinstagram #bigcats #wildcatsofinstagram #actforcats

This year, hundreds of thousands of you interacted with Panthera's top wild cat stories, including rare camera trap footage of a snuggling #snow  leopard family, pictured here. Now, it's almost time to choose your favorite cat tale in our #givingtuesday  voting challenge! Starting tomorrow, you can take a trip down memory lane, cast your vote, and watch as the competition heats up. Get ready! #wildcats  #bigcatsofinstagram  #bigcats  #wildcatsofinstagram  #actforcats 

Do you remember these wild cat "selfies"? They're snapshots from some of the most fascinating feline stories we brought you this year--like the cheetah cubs who methodically plopped their paws on the fender of a safari vehicle in Zambia, and the tiger cubs whose energetic game of tag with their mom represented a comeback for the species in Nepal. This week, you'll get to choose your favorite cat tale in our #GivingTuesday voting challenge. Stay tuned! #SelfieSunday #wildcatsofinstagram #wildcats #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram

Do you remember these wild cat "selfies"? They're snapshots from some of the most fascinating feline stories we brought you this year--like the cheetah cubs who methodically plopped their paws on the fender of a safari vehicle in Zambia, and the tiger cubs whose energetic game of tag with their mom represented a comeback for the species in Nepal. This week, you'll get to choose your favorite cat tale in our #GivingTuesday  voting challenge. Stay tuned! #SelfieSunday  #wildcatsofinstagram  #wildcats  #bigcats  #bigcatsofinstagram 

It’s #tigertuesday, and this #tiger was photographed via camera trap in Thailand, one of a handful of countries with known breeding populations. Tigers mainly hunt at night and twilight. They're too heavy to hunt in trees, except for the occasional snatch of prey from lower branches--but they are recorded climbing to 7.5m, or roughly 24 feet! They often use forest roads to search for prey as they walk and hunt. Learn more about Panthera’s conservation initiatives to save these predators: (link in bio). #tigersofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #bigcats

It’s #tigertuesday , and this #tiger  was photographed via camera trap in Thailand, one of a handful of countries with known breeding populations. Tigers mainly hunt at night and twilight. They're too heavy to hunt in trees, except for the occasional snatch of prey from lower branches--but they are recorded climbing to 7.5m, or roughly 24 feet! They often use forest roads to search for prey as they walk and hunt. Learn more about Panthera’s conservation initiatives to save these predators: (link in bio). #tigersofinstagram  #bigcatsofinstagram  #bigcats 

Happy #selfiesunday! This #leopard was photographed by one of our motion-triggered camera traps in southern Africa, a region with likely the healthiest (though declining) leopard populations of their entire range. In South Africa, leopards are found along the boundaries with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, with dense populations in the Limpopo region. The largest recorded leopard ranges include the Central Kalahari (and the smallest are in rainforest habitats in south and southeast Asia). See more photos of these spotted felines and other wildlife at our Camera CATalogue site: (link in bio). #leopardsofinstagram #leopards #bigcatsofinstagram #bigcats #wildlife #wildcats

Happy #selfiesunday ! This #leopard  was photographed by one of our motion-triggered camera traps in southern Africa, a region with likely the healthiest (though declining) leopard populations of their entire range. In South Africa, leopards are found along the boundaries with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, with dense populations in the Limpopo region. The largest recorded leopard ranges include the Central Kalahari (and the smallest are in rainforest habitats in south and southeast Asia). See more photos of these spotted felines and other wildlife at our Camera CATalogue site: (link in bio). #leopardsofinstagram  #leopards  #bigcatsofinstagram  #bigcats  #wildlife  #wildcats 

Did you see this incredible moment caught on video by Panthera's scientists on the #JourneyoftheJaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal? A jaguar makes the grisly discovery of a dead caiman across the Cuiabá River and chooses it for her next meal. The encounter surprised Panthera Chief Scientist @alan_rabinowitz. "For years and years, I’ve tracked jaguar...and I’ve not seen them eat carrion very easily when there’s a lot of fresh prey available," he noted. Watch the full video and read Dr. Rabinowitz's essay describing this jaguar's show of strength at the link in our bio. And learn about the Journey: www.journeyofthejaguar.org. #jaguars #jaguar #journeyofthejaguar #conservationadventure #caiman #wildlife #jaguarsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #bigcats #wildcatsofinstagram

Did you see this incredible moment caught on video by Panthera's scientists on the #JourneyoftheJaguar  in the Brazilian Pantanal? A jaguar makes the grisly discovery of a dead caiman across the Cuiabá River and chooses it for her next meal. The encounter surprised Panthera Chief Scientist @alan_rabinowitz.  "For years and years, I’ve tracked jaguar...and I’ve not seen them eat carrion very easily when there’s a lot of fresh prey available," he noted. Watch the full video and read Dr. Rabinowitz's essay describing this jaguar's show of strength at the link in our bio. And learn about the Journey: www.journeyofthejaguar.org. #jaguars  #jaguar  #journeyofthejaguar  #conservationadventure  #caiman  #wildlife  #jaguarsofinstagram  #bigcatsofinstagram  #bigcats  #wildcatsofinstagram 

Happy Halloween! Here's a Panthera ghost story: Across the world's highest mountain ranges, a legendary and elusive predator reigns. Researchers meet many challenges attempting to find this wild cat, often referred to as the "Ghost of the Mountain," as it resides in remote, sometimes inhospitable areas of the earth and braves extreme winters. Meet the snow leopard--if you can find it! There is still much to learn about this enigmatic, smoky gray feline. Learn about how Panthera protects this mysterious--and vulnerable--species at the link in our bio. #Halloween #HappyHalloween #ghostcat  #pantherahalloween #snowleopard #snowleopards #snowleopardsofinstagram

Happy Halloween! Here's a Panthera ghost story: Across the world's highest mountain ranges, a legendary and elusive predator reigns. Researchers meet many challenges attempting to find this wild cat, often referred to as the "Ghost of the Mountain," as it resides in remote, sometimes inhospitable areas of the earth and braves extreme winters. Meet the snow leopard--if you can find it! There is still much to learn about this enigmatic, smoky gray feline. Learn about how Panthera protects this mysterious--and vulnerable--species at the link in our bio. #Halloween  #HappyHalloween  #ghostcat  #pantherahalloween  #snowleopard  #snowleopards  #snowleopardsofinstagram 

It’s #selfiesunday! Our researchers hide motion-triggered camera traps in natural habitats in order to observe wildlife without harming them. We love getting photos of felines, but we also appreciate finding other wildlife! This banteng--a rainforest-dwelling, elusive wild cattle species--was photographed in Southeast Asia. The region is also home to another species we are quite familiar with: the tiger. Banteng is currently recorded as rare tiger prey in Malaysia and Thailand. See and help us identify more photos of wildlife at the link in our bio. #bangteng #cattle #wildcattle #wildlife #cameratrap #conservation #bigcats #wildcats #tigers #tiger

It’s #selfiesunday ! Our researchers hide motion-triggered camera traps in natural habitats in order to observe wildlife without harming them. We love getting photos of felines, but we also appreciate finding other wildlife! This banteng--a rainforest-dwelling, elusive wild cattle species--was photographed in Southeast Asia. The region is also home to another species we are quite familiar with: the tiger. Banteng is currently recorded as rare tiger prey in Malaysia and Thailand. See and help us identify more photos of wildlife at the link in our bio. #bangteng  #cattle  #wildcattle  #wildlife  #cameratrap  #conservation  #bigcats  #wildcats  #tigers  #tiger 

Spend your Halloween weekend carving pumpkins for Panthera! Enjoy our cat-themed stencils at the link in our bio. Or design your own, like some of our followers did for Halloweens past. Don't forget to share your creations on our social channels! #pumpkincarving #pantherahalloween #wildcatart #bigcatart #bigcatsofinstagram #bigcats #wildcats #wildlife

Spend your Halloween weekend carving pumpkins for Panthera! Enjoy our cat-themed stencils at the link in our bio. Or design your own, like some of our followers did for Halloweens past. Don't forget to share your creations on our social channels! #pumpkincarving  #pantherahalloween  #wildcatart  #bigcatart  #bigcatsofinstagram  #bigcats  #wildcats  #wildlife 

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