@natgeo @stevewinterphoto I was wondering why Sambar deer went on the beach in Yala National Park, Sri-Lanka. I was following leopard tracks on the beach and saw sambar tracks that disappeared into the surf. The staff of @kulusafaris told me the sambar go into the surf to get rid of the ticks. Pretty incredible huh? I was setting up camera-traps with @bertiegregory and @alexbraczkowski on the beach for my @natgeo leopard story.
We need to realize deep in our hearts that animals have emotions too. If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also.
We need to fight for the right of leopards and other species to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid
Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families,
they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet.
They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves!
Join National Geographic's Big Cat tag #animlslife👉