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Fierce Kittens Roaring Like Big Cats

In their hearts, we know that all kittens feel like the fiercest, most powerful lions. When they yell at us for food, it's not just yelling, it's roaring for the servants to bring them their prey. When they fight a fly, it is actually them hunting for their next meal as they would in the wild as big cats.

And much as we don't like them having battles with our curtains, we do really love that they have these fierce instincts, and when we look at the real fierce big cats, we are reminded of our little kittens. All little kittens are our baby lions, and we love hearing all of them roar. Just not at three in the morning, please, I'm trying to sleep. 

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White Lion and Bengal Tiger Best Friends Since Childhood

Istanbul's Aslan Park is home to two big cats who have become best friends. A white lion called Pamuk and a Bengal tiger called Toby who are both only 18 months old have taken over our hearts with their adorable friendship. When they were just  four months old, the zookeepers attempted to separate the cubs, but the cubs had other plans. 

Daily News reports that Gökmen Aydın, the general par manager, said: "We wanted to separate them as both belong to different species. Then we realize uneasiness in animals. We started to think about the cause. When they got together later, we saw that they want to stay with each other. They became friends within four months," and we just can't help but awww.

Pamuk and Toby sleep most day, like all cats do, but they play together a lot and absolutely hate being separated for any reason whatsoever. "They sometimes sleep while hugging each other," added Aydın, and okay, que some more awws right about now. We wish them a long friendship even as they grow older and as much happiness as they have in general. Their story brought us immense happiness for sure. 

Check out pictures of Pamuk and Toby together below! And if you're interested in more happy friendships between species, take a look at this Pitbull and rescued fox cub who are total BFFs.

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Wild Cats Showing Off Their Big Flooffy Bellies

There's a reason that one of the ultimate prizes for any cat owner is having their cat stretch and turn and yawn and allow us to rub its soft fluffy squishy belly. It's one of the ultimate indicators of trust that cats have. It shows you just how comfortable they are with you. So, we all have the biggest soft spot for cat bellies. 

Combine that with the soft spot that we have for big wild cats being adorable and boom ultimate cuteness. So, as a special treat, today, we've collected a bunch of pictures of big cats showing off their big bellies. Cubs and adults alike, sometimes you just gotta let loose and let your belly hang free. We only wish we could reach into the screen and give those bellies some love.

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Chonky Cat Appreciation Because Big Cats Need Big Love

We must all be good cat owners and take care of our fluffballs, let's start with that. We have to keep them healthy, take care that they have enough water and food, that they get they pets and cuddles, and that they stay active. Keeping cats active can be difficult though, we all know how much they love their beauty sleep. 


Some cats, despite our best efforts, are chonkier than others. These gorgeous big beauties deserve all the love in the world too. So, take care of them, rub their big fluffy bellies, buy them a laser pointer and get them going crazy over it, and make sure that they they know that the bigger they are the more places you have to pet them. 

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Tiger Population Doubled In India

Over the past 12 years, India has nearly doubled its tiger population! Did you know that Tigers in India hold up to 70% of the world's tiger population? How wild is that! 

In honor of International Tiger Day, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister, released a report about the current status of Tigers in India. His report states, "In 1973, there were just nine tiger reserves which have now increased to 50. It is important to know that none of these reserves are of poor quality. Either they are good or the best."

Three tiger reverses (out of 50 reserves) shared in 2018 that they have no tigers left. The reserve with the most tiger population is Corbett at 231 tigers, followed by Nagarhole with 127 and Bandipore with 126 tigers. 

Check out some gorgeous tigers from India's Tiger Reserves below:

Story via Business Insider

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Turns Out Big Cats Are Obsessed With Calvin Klein's "Obsession" Perfume

Got some perfumes you didn't like as a Christmas gift? 

Well, instead of keeping them at your medicine cabinet forever, why don't you donate them to the Benham zoo who posted a call for donations on their website asking for "old or unwanted Xmas perfumes" as part of their big cat's enrichment programs to encourage tigers and leopards to express their natural behaviors. And yes, the preferred fragrance is "Obsession" by Calvin Klein.  






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Photographer Captures Intimate And Stunning Portraits Of Big Cats

Meet photographer extraordinaire, Mr Perou

Perou spent months working with The Big Cat Sanctuary in the UK, where he photographed big cats in hope to raise awareness about the animals at the sanctuary and their endangered wild cousins.

Perou created a 'lion's den,' using Siros lights and photographed the animals as he would rock stars, fashion models or actos.

The result? Simply eye-stopping and STUNNING.  You can follow his work on Instagram as well.

Prepare to be enchanted! 

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lion wrangler, Shandor Larenty, is a dedicated 24-year-old working night shifts at The Lion Park near Johannesburg, South Africa. While his friends are out partying and enjoying their teens, he is busy with his lions and hyenas up to the point he has no time for romantic relationships. As part of his "Dream job", as he call it, he mucks out hyenas, watches over sick lions or doing special night feeds with injured giraffes. While the work is quite demanding, he gets his daily affection from his big furry friends at the park. 

Video Credits:

Videographer / director: Nathan Pellow-Jarman

Producer: Liam Miller, Ruby Coote

Editor: Ross Dower

Via BBC Earth
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Big Cats are some of the most majestic - and adorable - creatures to grace the natural world. From Jaguars and Panthers to Lions and Tigers, BBC Earth with beautiful moments of these animals navigating life both in the wild and in captivity.

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Mr B. The Giant 26-Pound Chonky Cat Finds His Furever Home

The power of the internet! Mr. B. first made headlines when Morris Animal Refuge posted his image on Twitter, asking users if they could guess his weight, but more importantly, if anyone out there could provide this magnificent jumbo-sized cat a loving home? 

One user who saw the post instantly feel in love with Mr B (full name BeeJay), and reached out to Morris Animal Refuge to officially make him part of their family! Mr. B's new owners have already set up an Instagram account for those who need to get their Mr. B fix. They have also claimed that Mr. B has plenty to share and that he is doing great. 

Congrats, Mr. B!

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This Tiger in India Fled From The Monsoon And Took Refuge in Someone's Living Room

The feeling when you come home and there's a tiger taking a catnap in your living room...Amid flooding in Assam, India, a 200-pound (91-kg) tiger escaped from a wildlife park and found shelter in a nearby home. The Wildlife Trust India says it will ensure the tiger finds a safe passage home.


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14 Giant (And Small) Murder Voids That We're Currently Obsessed With

So many Bagheeras! And we love them all! Big or small, these murder voids are just too beautiful for words. Here are some of their greatest pics that will leave you staring at your screen in awe at their majestic beauty, and in aww at their cuteness! 

If you're in the market for even more murder fluff goodies, we've got just what you need! 

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Majestic Lions That Also Happen To Be Giant Goofballs Of Fluff (14 Pics)

Ladies and gents, we present to you the mighty king and queen of the jungle -- in all their wonderfully goofy glory! There's something so powerful when it comes to lions, and to see them being...well, more housecat-like, gives off such a warm fuzzy feeling. Who wouldn't love to hang out with one of these giant murder fluffs?

I Can Has Moar Lions?

First of all, here's some lion memes and some lion fun facts to layer down "a base" of basic internet lion knowledge. Once that is done, learn some more and lion up about lions on Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia's Lion page.  The Smithsonian lion page has some really great pictures of the magnificent beasts and South Africa's Kruger National Park and African Wildlife Foundation contain very detailed information about the diets, habits, habitat and other fun facts about lions. So does the San Diego Zoo, and Youtube has an amazing video of a 23-year old man that is best friends with a lion and other big cats. National Geographic has a very informative video explaining everything about lions and the Animal Fact Guide offers a simplified rundown of everything lion that is easy to teach to kids or to those just starting to learn about the big cats that happen to be king of the jungle.

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