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    Lion Numbers Plunge

    The king of the African savannah is in serious trouble because of massive conversion of the continent’s remaining wilderness to human land-use, according to a detailed study.

  • Photo: Captive asiatic cheetah

    Finding the Last Cheetahs of Iran

    Intensely shy and hovering on the edge of extinction, Iranian cheetahs are essentially impossible to see.

  • A snow leopard perched on rocks in Pakistan.

    Some Snow Leopards Wild No More?

    Thinking of snow leopards as domesticated—and thus dependent on people for food—may help save the dwindling species, one conservationist claims.

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    Pictures: Tiger Subspecies

    Scientists estimate only about 3,000 wild tigers are left in the entire world. Meet the subspecies and see what threats each is facing.

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From the Magazine

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    The Surprising Lives of Lions

    In case you missed it: See these breathtaking videos and photos from inside a wild Serengeti pride.

  • Photo: Two adult preen, Ireland

    Gannets Pictures

    Champion divers but clumsy landers, doting parents but hostile neighbors—northern gannets abound in contradictions.