The Linnean Society of London's mission is to inform, involve and inspire people of all ages about nature and its wider interactions through its collections, programmes and publications.

Discover more about nature and natural history through The Linnean Society's exciting videos, covering a variety of topics - from bananas to butterflies; ancient books to mysterious bats!

The evolution of big cats | Zone 1: the world around us

Hear from the Linnean Society's digital content producer as he introduces a short animation about a theory for the evolution of big cats.

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Create your own Special Species!
Every species has its own unique scientific name that is chosen by the person that discovers it. Use our random species generator to discover a species of your own and give it a bold and meaningful name! Send in your creations using #SpecialSpecies.

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