Saturday, 1 December 2018

Natural History Museum - Discover big cats on camera

Stories and news from the natural world
Big cats on camera
Inspired by Dynasties, the BBC's new natural world documentary, we're taking a closer look at some of the incredible creatures at the heart of the series.

This week's episode is all about lions. We've rounded up 10 unforgettable photographs spanning nearly 20 years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, with a special look at some fascinating big cats.
More news inspired by Dynasties
New life discovered in the Antarctic
We sometimes think of the Antarctic as a frozen wilderness where life struggles to survive. But scientists are discovering that there are far more animals there than we previously thought.
Chimpanzees at risk of extinction
Chimpanzees are critically endangered. One of the biggest threats to their survival is being hunted for bushmeat - a practice which is devastating their populations.

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