The number of wild lions has declined almost 50% over the last 30 years, making conservation of utmost importance. Not unexpectedly, the reasons for such a drastic decline are human-induced factors such as loss of habitat & international trade associated with recreational trophy hunting. Check out "The Last Lions": A new National Geographic movie sheds light on the status of lions in the wild.
Foto: First-Ever Photos Of Newborn White Lions In The Wild These incredible pictures are the first-ever photographs of new-born white lions in the wild, of which just 13 remain Every youngster loves to play in the mud, and it’s no different for these rascally lion cubs. But they’re going to give their mum an extra headache, because three of the four new siblings are ultra-rare white lions... and getting the dirt out of their creamy fur is going to require a lot of licking. These ...
Protecting Asiatic lions in the wild is crucial to ensure the survival of this irreplaceable species. ZSL is working with partners in India, providing training, expertise and support to safeguard Asiatic lions. Find out more: http://www.zsl.org/conservation/regions/asia/protecting-asiatic-lions-in-the-gir-forest
Video: rare footage of white lions mating. White lions in the wild are an extremely rare occurrence, and until recently were only known to occur in the Timbavati area of the Greater Kruger – with recent sightings in the N’wanetsi area. Jen Squillario/safaribugs
The Barbary lion first became extinct in Tripoli in 1700, then in Tunisia in 1891, Algeria in 1899, and finally, the last known Barbary lion in the wild was shot and killed in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco in 1922... possible Barbary lion descendants have allegedly been located in zoos and circus populations.