Big Cat Selfies for #GivingTuesday

(Photo courtesy Jeremy Cusack/Ruaha Carnivore Project)
A young cub tests the waters and the response of one of our cameras. (Photo courtesy Jeremy Cusack/Ruaha Carnivore Project)

There’s not much that animals can do to ask for help from us humans. Hopefully though, our finer instincts will kick in when when we see these animals firsthand. If animals could somehow get themselves seen more, maybe humans could manage to help more.

Enter the Big Cat Selfie.

This #GivingTuesday, in support of the UN Foundation’s efforts to foster a day of concentrated donating to worthy causes, people around the world are posting photos with captions or signs spreading the word about the issues they’re willing to make a sacrifice for, and tagging them #UNselfie.

Since it is also Big Cat Week, National Geographic’s focus is on our Big Cats Initiative and so we present a collection of inadvertent selfies taken by the lions of Tanzania.

Without the visual medium of the Internet (or opposable thumbs for that matter), lions maintain frequent long-distance communication by way of their renowned roaring, even in the dark. (Photo courtesy Jeremy Cusack/Ruaha Carnivore Project)

By Amy Dickman, Big Cats Initiative Grantee

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