Researchers are analyzing the fossil cranium of a Smilodon fatalis that lived more than 13,000 years ago to learn more about the lifestyle of this iconic big cat.
New research studies the factors that determine whether large carnivore reintroductions will be a success.
Tigers exist in South Africa because they’re being intensively farmed for commercial trade in live individuals or their body parts.
Bans on importing hunting trophies risk harming, not helping, endangered species.
An Africa-based conservation expert explains why trophy hunting has not delivered for wildlife in most parts of Africa, and that local communities benefit next to nothing from its continued practice
As humans and wildlife come into closer contact, it is crucial to ensure that there's a relationship that benefits both people and animals.
Food-sharing by animals that hunt in groups is not well understood. A new study sheds light on African wild dogs.
African wild dogs are used to evading hyenas and lions. Genetic research suggests they are using the same strengths to get around human development as well.
When planning a translocation, the genetics of the lion must be taken into account.
A growing body of research shows that COVID-19 protocols should be extended to areas in which there is a human-animal interface such as zoos, wildlife sanctuaries and game farms.
One in 200 jaguars are likely to be affected by dams, versus one in five tigers.
The flamboyant big-cat aficionados of the Gilded Age weren’t strangers to fierce competition, threats and bizarre drama.
Enrico Di Minin, University of Helsinki; Anna Haukka, University of Helsinki; Anna Hausmann, University of Helsinki; Christoph Fink, University of Helsinki; Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Flinders University; Gonzalo Cortés-Capano, University of Helsinki; Hayley Clements, Stellenbosch University, and Ricardo Correia, University of Helsinki
Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
Presenting accounts of technological success in captive lion breeding against the backdrop of rapidly diminishing wildlife loss lets humans off the hook too easily.
India’s last cheetah was killed 70 years ago. Should the country import a different subspecies from Namibia?
Many carnivores are ambush predators. Being seen by their prey can lead to them abandoning the hunt.
Male lions are responsible for the movement of genes between prides. New research confirmed that the genes are traveling long distances – even though no one has been spotting the lions on the journey.
South Africa has the biggest captive big cat industry in the world and it is largely unregulated.
Lions don’t generally have armies of hyenas, but not every aspect of The Lion King is inaccurate.
New report reveals big cats are kept in awful conditions. But the link to poaching in the wild is not clear cut.