13 Aug '12, 6pm

King of the jungle: lions discovered in rainforests

King of the jungle: lions discovered in rainforests

Cute animal picture of the day: endangered baby Asiatic lions (10/20/2011) In the wild, the Asiatic lion subspecies (Panthera leo persica) survives only in India's Gir Forest National Park in the north-western state of Gujarat with a population of just over 400 individuals. Around 90 survive in zoos. The subspecies is listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List. Given its tiny population and the fact that it survives in a single location, the Asiatic lion continues to be threatened by in-breeding, disease, fires, and illegal mining. As well, conflict with villagers continues, and lions have been poached and poisoned in the past. Decline in top predators and megafauna 'humankind’s most pervasive influence on nature' (07/14/2011) Worldwide wolf populations have dropped around 99 percent from historic populations. Lion populations have fallen from 450,000 to 20,000 in 50 years....

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0813-hance-lions-ethiopia.html

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