Lions are one of the most loved animals in the world and one of the biggest drawcards for travelers to Africa. Unfortunately, with the illegal wildlife trade booming, poachers lurking in the shadows, and trophy hunters paying thousands of dollars to hunt them, lions are disappearing at an alarming rate.
Some Facts About Lions in the Wild:
- The lion population in Africa has decreased by 90% in the last century.
- There are currently only about 23,000 lions left in the wild
- Lions are extinct in 26 countries across Africa