- Lions (rawr!) - perhaps as low as 20,000 across Africa (uhm, maybe Apple computers should help, too, with the launch of Mac OS X Lion)
- Snow Leopards - between 4,500 and 7,500 remain in the wild
- Tigers (some people say my stripes resemble that of a tiger!) - only an estimated 3,200 remain in the wild
- Cheetahs (yeah, those swift runners!) - as few as 12,000 remain in the wild
The National Geographic Society's Big Cats initiative is funding special grants to help save big cats, especially Africa's lions. The grants are aimed at stopping the conflict with humans, poaching and habitat loss that are eradicating these magnificent cats.