The biggest threats to lions are the loss of habitat and when lions come into conflict with people outside the protected area.
The lion, Panthera leo, is Africa's largest predator (also key predator) and without a doubt, one of the world's most iconic wildlife species.
The drastic decline of more than 97% over the last 216 years in lion population numbers also means a huge decline in the genetic pool available for future generations of the species.
"Dolly the Sheep" scientist calls for a Bio-Bank for endangered animals - Ukutula Bio-Bank (UCC) already HERE!!!!!