News tagged with big cats

In Kenya, lion hunters become defenders

In the Maasai heartland of southern Kenya, some young men have swapped their ancestral role as lion-hunters to instead protect the big cats under a conservation scheme that also aims to help their community.

dateSep 28, 2016 in Ecology
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A mathematical model for animal stripes

The back of a tiger could have been a blank canvas. Instead, nature painted the big cat with parallel stripes, evenly spaced and perpendicular to the spine. Scientists don't know exactly how stripes develop, but since the ...

dateDec 23, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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