SEE Big Cats
Big cats are among the most revered and feared animals on earth. Many biologists consider six species to be big cats: leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, lions, snow leopards, and tigers.
While many of these animals are elusive to see in the wild, the sight of a big cat can be a life-changing experience.
Did You Know?
- A recent study hypothesizes that tigers and snow leopards are the most closely related to each other with lions, leopards, and jaguars evolving from the same ancestor.
- Lions are the only big cats that live in groups, called “prides.” These individual species have been on earth for between 2 to 4 million years.
- Populations of these species are all considered either endangered, vulnerable, or near threatened and all of their populations are declining. Learn more here.
What Is SEEtheWILD?
We're a non-profit organization that promotes conservation travel through wildlife tours that help protect endangered species. We work with quality tour operators who have passed our criteria to ensure low environmental impact. We're part of The Ocean Foundation.
Big Cat Conservation Trips
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