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Lions Extinct in 25 African Countries & Populations in More Trouble Than Previously Thought


Animals  (tags: endangered, lions, animaladvocates, animals, animalwelfare, killing, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cal
- 620 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
LionAid estimates that only 15,244 lions remain on the entire continent with only 645-795 wild lions remaining in western and central Africa and 14,450 wild lions remaining in eastern and southern Africa.



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ellen m. (222)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:21 pm
I can but hope I'm not here when that sad and final call goes out that the last wild lion is gone...
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:03 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

rene davis (74)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 11:21 pm
I'm with you Ellen M a world without wild lions, elephants, polar bears or tigers is a world not worth living in.
 

Cristina M. (132)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:49 am
And every day I see photos of people in Facebook posing very proud with dead lions that they just killed. I feel sick every time I see such images, women, families, even an old may on a wheelchair. We should be hunting the hunters so that these beautiful and magnificent animals can survive! Sadly noted Cal
 

Lenicka R. (60)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:27 am
Noted
 

John S. (304)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:10 am
Sadly noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:09 am
very sadly noted
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:22 am
In a few years there will be NO large animals in the wild. They will all be extinxt. We as humans are a sad sack of potatoes.
 

Veronique L. (214)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 7:39 am
Very very sad...
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:41 am
and its happening so quickly that it will all be over before any of the governments wake up and realize whats happening. imagine an Africa where there are no free roaming Lions, its like imagining America with no free roaming Wolves.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:49 am
Noted and Tnx Cal :-0
 

ellen m. (222)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:39 pm
Sadly Jill that is a great fear here among those that know of it and care...
Unfortunately even with all the ways we get info nowadays, the number of people still totly unaware of the plight both here, in Africa, and around the globe is staggering...

Imagine all those people, upon hearing news of more extinctions will be shocked and wonder "how did I not know?".
And hindsight will not only be 20/20, it will be heartbreaking :'-(
 

Wendy F. (43)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:16 am
Noted, thanks.
 
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