According to the most recent data, the extinction rate of 50 thousand species per year was recorded. More than 100 species of living things go extinct forever every day. This is a record in the history of planet Earth.
Tragic fact. The illegal trade in wildlife parts is worth billions of dollars annually and is the third most profitable trade on the black market after drugs and weapons.
Tragic fact. Wildlife in the nature conservation areas is very depleted from years of unchecked poaching.
Felidae is a family of mammals in the order Carnivora, colloquially referred to as cats. A member of this family is called a felid.
The family Felidae consists of at least 36 wild cat species. These felids are morphologically similar with rounded, flat faces, facial whiskers, large eyes, and large ears. They have the widest range of body sizes of all living carnivore families, weighing 1 kilogram (kg) to 300 kg. They occupy diverse habitats and are distributed naturally throughout the world except Antarctica and Australia, where they have been introduced by humans.
Felidae comprises two extant subfamilies, the Pantherinae and the Felinae. The former includes the five Panthera species tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard, as well as the two Neofelis species clouded leopard and Sunda clouded leopard. The subfamily Felinae includes 12 genera and 34 species, such as the bobcat, caracal, cheetah, cougar, ocelot, and common domestic cat.
Felids are the most mystical animals that have ever lived on Earth. Many legends and beliefs are associated with cats. The cats were different from all other animals. Here are just a few examples below.
According to ancient beliefs, the Lion is the king of animals.
The snow leopard is called the lord of the snowy mountains, the ghost of the mountains, and even called as God's pet.
According to Chinese myths, five types of tigers balance the energy of the universe, holding us back from tipping into chaos.
The cheetah is the fastest land animal, it is called the king of speed and the champion of running.
According to Islamic canons, a cat (domestic cat) is the only animal allowed to be in a mosque. Also, an ancient expression says that the one who does not contain a cat contains mice.
Felids are the only living creatures on Earth that have the ability to protect space-time from otherworldly dark evil forces.
Saving felidae family is critical to the protection of our planet and the natural balance of our ecosystem.