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Photo by @stevewinterphoto | A female rests up in a tree - as it is much cooler up there and she will not be bothered by the male jaguar she is mating with!



Join me for my #BigCatWeek special, premiering tonight @ 9/8c, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid

eForests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.


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Photo by @stevewinterphoto | I love seeing Pirata flying through the water in one of his spectacular failures - trying to get food from his supermarket - the Pantanal. Jaguars have a tough life trying to find food in their watery restaurant - they may want caiman for dinner but it may take them days and many spectacular failures before they are successful. Pirata has had a rough life - like Scarface - as Pirata is blind in one eye.



Join me for my #BigCatWeek special, premiering tonight @ 9/8c, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” •
Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.


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Photo by @stevewinterphoto | A female rests on the river bank after swimming for hours hunting for food in her supermarket the Cuiaba River in the Brazil Pantanal.



Join me for my #BigCatWeek special, premiering tonight @ 9/8c, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid

Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.


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Video by @bobpoolefilms | These are the stars of my new show Man Among Cheetah. At sunset Naborr and her two cubs settle in for the night to lay still and quiet. They share their habitat with dangerous enemies like lions and hyenas, who are most active at night and it is always a relief to see them in the morning. Follow the exciting lives of these cheetah on Nat Ge Wild this Monday Dec 11 9/8c, as part of #BigCatWeek

Join Nat Geo WILD for the ONLY week dedicated to nature’s fiercest felines—big cats—creatures of magnificent strength, ferocity and beauty that are rapidly facing extinction. #BigCatWeek starts Sunday at 9/8c!



#cheetahs #wildlife #nature #africa # safari #explore #discover #cute #love #travel


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Photo by @stevewinterphoto | A mother and 2 cubs along the riverbank - they just swam across the river and mom is cleaning her cubs. Not too long ago an image with mom and cubs or just a jaguar cub was impossible to see. This animal behavior is so similar in many ways to us as humans! Protecting their young! Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families. If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, we need to treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not.



Join me for my #BigCatWeek special, premiering Sunday @ 9/8c, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid

Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.


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Video by @alexbraczkowski | Turn sound on 🔊! Lion cubs grow rapidly from the day that they are born and competition for milk and teats is often intense between cubs. These cubs suckled their mother so hard that she had to move away and give them space three times in 5 minutes before they finally settled down! Cub mortality in African lions is extremely high and as few as 1 in 8 cubs make it to adulthood! Hyenas, teething and big male lions which are not the father of cubs (and kill them) are some of the main causes of death in lion cubs.

@alexbraczkowski is shooting a new television show for @natgeowild about Uganda's tree-climbing lions. At barely 2 months of age these cubs are yet to climb their first tree. Follow @alexbraczkowski and @natgeowild to see their journey to becoming tree lions! #natgeowild



#animals #nature #wildlife #lion #savanna #uganda #bigcat #lookingforlions #baby #cute

Kasenyi, Kasese, Uganda
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Photo by @stevewinterphoto | After 3 weeks of following Scarface we finally saw out first kill!!! WOW AMAZING - the power of the jaguar is mind blowing. All day long we follow him as he walks the riverbank or swims for hours searching for caiman - his #1 food source or capybara his #2 - the world’s largest rodent. #BigCatWeek



My @natgeo jaguar story came out in the December 2017 issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid

Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.


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Photo by @stevewinterphoto | I love seeing Scarface flying through the water in one of his spectacular failures - trying to get food from his supermarket - the Pantanal. Jaguars have a tough life trying to find food in their watery restaurant - they may want caiman for dinner but it may take them days and many spectacular failures before they are successful.

My @natgeo jaguar story came out in the December 2017 issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premieres on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid

Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.


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Video by @bobpoolefilms | Naborr’s cubs, a boy and a girl, strengthen their family bond by playing and grooming each other. When they’re old enough to survive on their own, they’ll leave Naborr and stay together until the male joins up with other male cheetah to form a coalition. The female will live alone and hopefully will raise cubs of her own some day. With fewer than 7,000 cheetah left in all of Africa, every cheetah counts. #BigCatWeek

Join Nat Geo WILD for a Big Cat Week special 'Man Among Cheetahs' Monday at 9/8c!



#adventure #Naboisho #safari #wildlife #conservation #nature #filmmaking #kenya #africa #beautiful #cheetah #cubs #cute #cats #animals #goexplore #getoutside #discoverafrica #manamongcheetahs #love


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Echolocation, also known as biosonar, is sort of like the dolphin version of a smartphone. Dolphins use it to navigate, protect themselves, hunt and locate prey. #NatureTech (with @mashable)



#natgeo #natgeowild #mashable #dolphins #oceans #water #science #fish #cute #love #wildlife #nature


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This leopard is the #SavageKindom of a millennial. Neo is spoiled, pampered and protected and it's not allowing him to mature.

Watch an all-new episode of #SavageKingdom, Friday at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD!



#nature #wildlife #leopard #family #love #cute #millennial #africa #bostwana #safari #natgeo #explore #adventure


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Video by @bobpoolefilms | By play fighting, these cubs learn valuable life skills. They need to know how to protect themselves. Other lions are their biggest threat and some day they may need to fend off other males or protect their own cubs. For now they’re super cute with their huge paws that they haven’t grown into yet. . . . . .
#adventure #Naboisho #safari #wildlife #conservation #nature #filmmaking #kenya #africa #beautiful #cute #baby #lion #cubs #cats #animals #goexplore #getoutside #globaldaily #discoverafrica #wildlife #cute #love


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Photo by @alexbraczkowski | A female lioness relaxes in the branch of a large sycamore fig tree in Ishasha, Uganda. Lions in this park spend much of their time in large trees such as figs, acacias and even euphorbias (which secrete a toxic latex). @alexbraczkowski and @natgeowild are filming a new television show on these incredible tree-climbing lions airing in 2018 on @natgeowild . Using remote camera traps and drones they are bringing lions to the world like never before! Follow @natgeowild for more shots of lions in trees and other incredible wildlife! #natgeowild



#animals #nature #wildlife #lion #lookingforlions #savanna #uganda #bigcat #beauty #photooftheday

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Behind the Scenes of Savage Kingdom: Neo has always been curious of the crew in the film trucks, which provides the perfect opportunity for the photographer to take a close up portrait shot of him.

Watch an all-new episode of #SavageKingdom, tonight at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD!



#wildlife #nature #africa #leopard #lion #hyena #elephant #explore #adventure #love #pretty #safari #botswana


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The Northern Pride discover the horrible truth about their father and dream of vengeance, and much more happened on the season premiere of #SavageKingdom

Relive the episode in the cutest way:


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Video by @alexbraczkowski | Join @alexbraczkowski and @natgeowild today for an Instagram takeover from the Kalinzu forest in Uganda. Alex is taking a break from filming tree-climbing lions for a new @natgeowild show and spent a day tracking and filming endangered chimpanzees in a remote forest in the southwest of Uganda! #follow along as he takes you into the jungle, shows you how to track chimpanzees and films a female grooming a young infant 60 feet high in the branches of a large fig tree! Follow @natgeowild and @alexbraczkowski for more shots of amazing wildlife and wild places! #natgeowild



#animals #nature #wildlife #chimpanzee #forests #uganda #primate #jungle

Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
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Video by @filipe_deandrade | A deadly game of hide and go seek, this pufferfish in Cocos Island lives to see another few seconds while a Whitetip Reef Shark hunts at night. Filmed by host of Untamed and Nat Geo Further ambassador @filipe_deandrade during the second season of #WILDUntamed, out this January. In the meantime, you can follow behind the scenes and watch more Under the Lights episodes by clicking the link in bio or following @filipe_deandrade #WILDUntamed



#animals #nature #wildlife #fish #oceans #costarica #shark

Cocos Island
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Does your #Thanksgiving meal look anything like #SavageThanksgiving? Tag a family member who eats like this!


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(CUTE SPOILER): Missed Season 1 of #SavageKingdom or need a refresh? Relive all of the drama from the Savage Kingdom before an all-new season starts on Black Friday! #Thanksgiving #BlackFriday


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The table is set. The lions must eat. 24 hours until #SavageThanksgiving.


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*When bae tries to cuddle first thing in the morning.*

Video by @bobpoolefilms | I’ve filmed mating behavior many times, especially here in #Naboisho where there are so many lions. The pride females will raise their cubs together so mating is synchronized. She could mate up to 100 times a day with this male, and the other pride males. I’ll be back in a few months and there will be lots of cubs. Gestation is only 100-120 days.



#adventure #Naboisho #safari #wildlife #conservation #nature #filmmaking #kenya #africa #beautiful #cute #lion #cats #animals #goexplore #getoutside #globaldaily #discoverafrica #nature


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Running the gauntlet every day, Teemana leads with her mate Malao as the pack orchestrates smash-and-grab missions into enemy territory. #SavageKingdom

Savage Kingdom returns Friday, November 24th at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD!



#animals #lions #leopards #hyenas #safari #africa #wildlife #nature #beautiful #love #cute


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The Northern Pride has been abandoned by the King, Sekekama, but the cubs must learn to hunt. Will they develop in time? #SavageKingdom

Savage Kingdom returns Friday, November 24th at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD!



#animals #lions #leopards #hyenas #safari #africa #wildlife #nature #beautiful #love #cute


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Watch lions feast on a Thanksgiving meal LIVE! #SavageThanksgiving Tuesday 2PM EST on Nat Geo WILD's Facebook! 👀


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After losing her daughter to arch enemies in the Marsh Pride, Saba now dotes on her only son, Neo. She works tirelessly to feed them both and protect her prime real estate in the Marsh – Leopard Rock. But as Neo grows older, she must ready him for battle and teach him everything she knows. With growing frustration, her spoiled son is slow to follow in her footsteps as the Kingdom's deadliest assassin and mother’s love gets tough. #SavageKingdom

Savage Kingdom returns Friday, November 24th at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD!



#animals #lions #leopards #hyenas #safari #africa #wildlife #nature #beautiful #love #cute


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Join @alexbraczkowski for an Instagram Story takeover! | Click on our profile picture to follow along!

Did you know that the lions of Ishasha, Uganda are one of only two populations of lions in the world which actively climb trees? Here are three members of a pride of lions which regularly climb the branches of large sycamore fig trees (Ficus sycamorus). Some think this behavior is to avoid the irritating tsetse flies which bite them, others think it's to keep cool in the heat of the day. Maybe they just like to hang out and look over their vast territory. Why do you think lions climb trees in Uganda?

Follow @natgeowild and @alexbraczkowski for more shots of the incredible tree climbing lions of Uganda.



#lions #lookingforlions #beauty #videooftheday #natgeo #natgeowild @natgeowild @natgeo #bigcat #bigcatsforlife #uganda #nature #wildlife #love #cute #africa


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The King of the Marsh Pride was seduced by the cunning queen Matsumi. With or without the king, this lioness will fight for her pride of three until her last breath. #SavageKingdom

Savage Kingdom returns Friday, November 24th at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD!



#animals #lions #leopards #hyenas #safari #africa #wildlife #nature #beautiful #love #cute


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Being a millennial can be tough, but at some point, you have to learn to hunt on your own. This leopard is learning about adulting the hard way. #SavageKindom

Savage Kingdom returns Friday, November 24th at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD!



#animals #lions #leopards #hyenas #safari #africa #wildlife #nature #beautiful #love #cute


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Animal best friends are just like us. (with @Mashable)


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Photo by @alexbraczkowski | African lions in southwestern Uganda have learnt to climb trees and if you drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park you could be lucky to see four, five or even more lions hanging from the branches of sycamore figs and acacia trees. It is thought that these lions climb trees because they're trying to evade the tsetse flies in the grass, are cooler in the canopy or use trees as a vantage point. What do you think the reason is? Follow @natgeowild for more shots of tree-climbing lions and other awesome wildlife.



#lion #lionsofinstagram #beauty #wildlife #lookingforlions #bigcat #uganda #uphigh #nature #wildlife #love #cute


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