News tagged with big cats

Do cats purr when humans aren't around?

Why do cats purr? Humans tend to think that purring is a sign of happiness in a cat – and indeed it can be – but there are other reasons why our feline friends produce this particular vocalisation.

dateJul 03, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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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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