End of the line for the Lion King – Report by Bronwyn Ann Howard – 2012

End of the line for the Lion King – Report by Bronwyn Ann Howard – 2012

Africa’s lions are facing a new threat from Asia – the lion bone trade. And it appears that South Africa’s captive lion breeding industry may be supplying lion bones and could ultimately fuel demand. We investigate the newest wildlife commodity – one which could compromise Africa’s wild lion populations forever. Africa’s lions are in trouble. The species has declined tremendously over the past 45 – 50 years on the continent

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Lions’ new home no safe haven for big cats

Lions’ new home no safe haven for big cats

Last year, the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary welcomed 33 new lions to its arid expanse in northern South Africa. The arrivals, all former circus performers in Peru and Colombia, had been flown across the globe to live out their lives in a habitat foreign to them but natural to their species. Among them were Jose and Liso, two middle-aged cats that were given a shared enclosure because they seemed to

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