Use the videos and activities below to help students understand the biology of big cats, their significance in maintaining healthy ecosystems, and the threats that they face today. We believe that education is crucial to conservation and that your efforts in the classroom make a difference.
Check out these big cat videos with your class
Join cinematographer Bob Poole as he follows a cheetah and her two cubs in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya.
Get a bird's eye view of the Hindu Kush as Boone Smith sets out to study the snow leopards of Afghanistan.
Swap lions found in the Busanga swap, Zambia in the Kafue National Park experience defeat. Their bodies are powerful in dry terrains but are not built for high speed races in the water.
In spring 2012, conservationists fitted snow leopards with satellite collars in Afghanistan for the first time. Since then, one of the big cats has already roamed more than a hundred miles (160 kilometers).
Competition between hyenas and lions for resources leads to infanticide- the practice of killing each others' young. Learn why this behavior makes the two species "mortal enemies".
Compare and contrast the hunting techniques of lions and cheetahs- what's the same and what's different?
While reviewing footage from one of their camera traps, scientists find footage of poachers in the woods. Poachers are people who illegally kill animals. Poachers benefit from killing these animals by selling the animals for money.
When the adult males pack leaders return to the pride, a trio of hard-headed juvenile males must submit -- or leave.
The campaign to save human lives has collateral costs.
Dr. Mike Heithaus and others try to tranquillize a lion.
A young leopard is hunted by lions.
Explore the origins of the domesticated cat.
An explanation of cheetah biology explains why they run as fast as they do.