An Introduction to the Indian Human – Tiger Conflict

Well over two thirds of big cats are in direct conflict with humans. Poaching, habitat loss and prey depletion are causing big cats all over the world to come into ever increasing contact with humans as they fight for survival, and no single conflict has been more documented that the battle currently ranging in India’s…

When is a Leopard not a Leopard?

Upon first glance, this title may seem somewhat confusing and in some ways that was my intention, however I hope that by the end of this article it begins to make a little more sense. Today’s post will focus on a cat which happens to be exactly what the title says, a Leopard but not…

A (brief) Overview of Panthera Evolution

From my time studying Zoology I can confirm that unlike my initial assumptions, evolution can often be one of the most complex, intriguing and poorly understood aspects of studying a particular group of animals. Initially, I was of the impression that the evolution of an animal was always presented clearly in black and white, and that…

An Introduction to Panthera

Considering the focal point of this blog is big cats, I thought to begin with I’ll run over a brief introduction to the genus Panthera, as I always find a little background knowledge extremely useful in aiding understanding of any topic. I’ll keep this post pretty basic, so everyone will able to understand. One of the biggest problems…