African Lion

Check out this great post by Maymie Higgins. It is an excellent, short and to the point summary of the current state of lion conservation.

African lions (Panthera leo) are possibly the most iconic species of all time, yet their populations are in free fall. I just finished watching a documentary called “The Last Lions,” and it stated that 50 years ago there were as many as 450,000 wild lions in Africa. Now there may be as few as 20,000.

Check out Maymie’s post to learn more. Also, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List has some important information about this most charismatic of animals.

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