World Lion Day

Powerful, majestic and very sociable, the lion is one of the most iconic species ever but there are some things not everyone knows about this majestic feline. World Lion Day is celebrated on 10 August.

 

Most of the lions live in Africa, beyond the Sahara Desert, but there is also a small population of Asiatic lions that survive in India, in the Sasan-Gir National Park.

 

The manes of lions all have a history: the older the lion, the thicker, darker and longer the manes become, a true symbol of power.

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In Kenya’s national parks, the lion population is steadily declining.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the number of African specimens has decreased by 50% over the past 20 years.

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“People have settled in areas where lions lived – says Shadrack Ngene, the head of wildlife management and conservation in Kenya (Wildlife Service) – and the increase in population has also led to the decline of prey animals. outside protected areas.

Now, if these are gone, the lions leave, it is mainly the cattle that cause the man-lion conflict. ”

Drought is also threatening lions and their prey, leaving them with less drinking water and less food.

 

Presented by Romano Pisciotti

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