Published: September 2006
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

IUCN Cat Specialist Group
The World Conservation Union's Cat Specialist Group, a network of more than 200 cat specialists worldwide, works cooperatively to advance the understanding and conservation of the world's 36 wild cat species. Visit this website to find out how wild cats are faring.

African Lion Working Group
The website of the African Lion Working Group outlines conservation strategies for all free-roaming lion populations in Africa. Click on "About Lions" for information on the ecology and behavior of these great cats.

Wilderness Safaris
Specializing in ecofriendly tourism, Wilderness Safaris offers wildlife experiences at camps throughout southern Africa, including Okavango Delta's Duba Plains—home of the Tsaro pride.


Bauer, Erwin A. The Last Big Cats: An Untamed Spirit. Voyageur Press, 2003.

Seidensticker, John, and Susan Lumpkin. Smithsonian Answer Book: Cats. Smithsonian Books, 2004.

Sunquist, Mel, and Fiona Sunquist. Wild Cats of the World. University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Turner, Alan. The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives. Columbia University Press, 2000.

NGS Resources

Joubert, Dereck. Relentless Enemies: Lions and Buffalo. National Geographic Books, 2006.

Warne, Kennedy. "Okavango: Africa's Miracle Delta." National Geographic (December 2004), 42-67.

Fraser, Sean. African Adventure Atlas. National Geographic Books, 2003.

Joubert, Dereck. "Lions of Darkness." National Geographic (August 1994), 32-53.

Lee, Douglas B. "Okavango Delta: Old Africa's Last Refuge." National Geographic (December 1990), 38-69.