The Lion

circa 8000 BCE - 2022 CE

"Once they ranged through Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. American lions disappeared ten thousand years ago European lions went extinct two thousand years ago and wild Barbary lions were hunted to extinction in 1922. A few hundred Asian lions still exist in one park in India and the African lion is vanishing. The ever–increasing human population eats the lion's wild prey and destroys its habitat with overgrazing. Lions turn to killing livestock and are speared or poisoned in retaliation. There are fewer than 30 thousand African lions left and they could become extinct in the wild in the next 20 years."


  • Support conservation groups that protect habitat and the natural prey of the lion, and help farms build protection for their livestock.


Cornell Lab of Ornithology