Musicians Sarah McLachlan and David Archuleta (as well as Bones actors Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley, and The Simpsons' Yeardley Smith) are ferocious for felines.
The celebs are teaming up with National Geographic's "Cause an Uproar" campaign to raise awareness about the disappearing populations of lions, tigers, and other big cats.
Just in case you doubt that the king of the jungle needs help: Lions numbered about 450,000 in the 1940s, but now only 20,000 are left. The three main issues facing big cats are habitat loss, illegal hunting and retaliatory killings.
Watch Sarah and David cause an uproar for big cats around the world:
Check out the BIG CATS at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Below are feeding, demo, and enrichment times for some of our big cats. Click here for the most up-to-date show schedules.
Mountain Lion Enrichment Feeding and Talk
When: Daily, 3:15 p.m.
Where: Rocky Mountain Wild, at mountain lions
What: Let our Animal Care Staff introduce you to Colorado’s big cat. Through interacting with enrichment, from bones to papier-mâché, we hope you will gain an appreciation for how well mountain lions are adapted to their mountain home.
When: Saturdays & Sundays through September, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Asian Highlands, at tigers
Message: Amur Tigers are the world’s largest cat and have the abilities to match. Catch a glimpse of how fast they can run, how they use their claws and even how well they can swim.
Related Web Sites: http://www.amur-leopard.org/
Amur Leopard Enrichment Demonstration
When: Saturdays & Sundays through September, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Amur Leopard Exhibit
What: Our Animal Care Staff works hard to keep our cats active and thinking. Come watch the leopards interact with some fun enrichment items.