Lion - Panthera leo
This "King of Beasts" once roamed over most parts of the world including Africa, North America and Eurasia. Today, however, they are restricted to the savanna, open expanses, and grassy plains of Africa, and to a small area of western India. There are about 15,000 lions in the wild today. Just ten years ago that number was closer to 50,000. The shrinking numbers are due to hunting and overpopulation of humans.
One hundred and fifty years ago, there lived a subspecies of lion, Panthera leo persica, which was found Read More
Joseph the lion was rescued along with several other lions and tigers who had been bred to be used as photo and ego props.
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A Lion Pride of a Different Stripe
It took the combined efforts of USDA, undercover agents and concerned citizens seven years to shut down Diana McCourt (aka Cziraky) and her Siberian Tiger Foundation. It wasn’t until her Read More
Lion on the Menu
Every few months some bonehead thinks it might get them some publicity to offer up lions on the menu. This month it is Taco Fusion offering Lion tacos. News at 11 on most Tampabay channels. The reporter I just talked to said the taco joint's owner says the lions are raised on a farm in Ft Lauderdale, FL and then sent to CA to be packaged. I told the reporter he will never find such a farm because it doesn't exist. The lions who are butchered are more likely the castoffs from the pay to play trade. I suggested he Read More
Lisa Horsborough shares her experience from volunteering at a facility in South Africa that claimed to be raising white lions and golden lion cubs for release into Kruger National Park.
Cat Chat 43 talks about the practice of raising white lion cubs, walking with lions and cub handling in South African lodges.
To find out what happens to cubs raised by humans when they are too big to handle: CannedLion.org
Join us in the March for Lions event to raise awareness about the plight of lions: Read More
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