Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Decline of Big Cats in 50 Years

  • Tigers may be extinct within 12 years
  • Amur leopards - of which only about 35 are thought to exist in the wild - may be extinct within 3 or 4 years.
  • In the 70s and 80s, 18,000 jaguars were killed each year for their fur. The numbers are still rapidly declining.
  • Half of Africa’s lion populations face extinction within the next 40 years.

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