I thought it was very shocking. I knew some of those big felines were decreasing in numbers, but not so much.
For example, look at the Leopards, 50 years ago there were 700,000, today there are only 50,000 left. That’s 650,000 less Leopards! That’s 13000 less Leopards a year. If this continues, there won’t be any big cats left anymore in the wild after another 50 years or less? No matter how hard some organisations are fighting against poachers, it looks like it’s not enough. But what can we do against it? Poachers will just keep on poacher, and people keep building roads and train tracks.
A few weeks ago I was reading a story about a leopard who had come across a train tracks that probably went through a place where wild animals are living. The Leopard didn’t see the train coming… Wild animals and roads/train tracks or anything that is created by humans does not go together. And it’s a shame that such beautiful creatures are become very rare. (tho, I don’t know how much there are now, if there is any hope for those big cats).