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Cameron

Cameron the Lion DOB 10/1/00 Rescued 5/3/04   Cameron the lion and Zabu the white tiger are Big Cat Rescue’s odd couple. They were both born at a run down roadside zoo in 2000 and were rescued in 2004. At the New Hampshire zoo, Cameron had been raised with Zabu, the white tigress, with the hopes of cross breeding them and selling the resulting liger cubs. People often hybridize lions and tigers because they are either trying to create a novelty that people will pay to come see or trying to avoid the law. Until recently, Read More

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Lion Facts

Lion - Panthera leo This "King of Beasts" once roamed over most parts of the world including Africa, North America and Eurasia. Today, however, they are restricted to the savanna, open expanses, and grassy plains of Africa, and to a small area of western India. There are about 15,000 lions in the wild today. Just ten years ago that number was closer to 50,000.  The shrinking numbers are due to hunting and overpopulation of humans. One hundred and fifty years ago, there lived a subspecies of lion, Panthera leo persica, which was found Read More

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Cubs

Be a Big Cat Friendly Tourist! Did you know that big cats and cubs are exploited and even abused at tourist attractions here in the U.S. and in dozens of countries around the world? What can you do to make sure you don’t unwittingly participate in tourist activities that exploit big cats and other wild animals? Easy ways YOU and your family can be responsible tourists: • Never pay to touch or have your photo taken with a tiger or lion cub • Don’t attend circuses, fairs, or attractions that feature wild animal shows • Don’t Read More

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Christian the Lion

Christian the Lion the Truth About Lion ReUnion and His Tragic Demise   Christian the Lion or Lion Re Union Why we are opposed to people forwarding Christian the Lion Reunion:  No matter how many times you say that big cats should not be bred and traded as pets, if people see images of big cats acting like pets, they will continue to buy and dump them.  More HERE about the kind of people who own exotic animals. If you have had Internet access for more than a week, someone has probably sent you the 1971 video clip of two guys hugging Read More