Lions are arguably the most iconic animal on the planet. They are also one of the biggest attraction for tourists to the African continent. However, they are disappearing from the wild at a shockingly rapid rate. According to various agencies, lions have disappeared from 80-90 percent of their historic range due to habitat loss, poaching, retaliatory killings by livestock owners, and trophy hunting. There were more than 200,000 wild lions living across the African continent. Sadly, today they are completely extinct in 26 African countries.
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