According to media reports there are currently less than 20 thousand lions left within Africa. That’s the gray part of the lion species, scientific estimate by researchers looking into lions in the latest IUCN list of Endangered Species.
Compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, this list assists as a health indicator to measure the maintenance position of the world’s wildlife, bush and fungi species. According to scientific findings, the lion numbers have decreased by at least 42 percent over the last 21 years, this is equivalent to 3 lion generations.
Now the latest figures stand at less than 20 thousand and have become extent in about 12 African Countries.
The lion stays the most popular animal in the wild and the tourist visiting a country to see these animals are contributing heavily to the conservation and savoir of their lives. We as humans are the main threat to these species. As these lions are being hunted, captured and fed with steroids, then killed to become trophies and land up on hunters or peoples walls.
Conservationist and sanctuary such as Inverdoorn in the Western Cape, South Africa has dedicated their lives to save and create a home for these animals.
At Inverdoorn they have 3 lions, 2 females and one male. These lions are canned lions and Inverdoorn have saved them. Because they have been captured from birth, these lions cannot hunt, they cannot raise cubs too. What Inverdoorn has done is create a natural retirement home for them, care for them and make sure they are healthy.
What are your favourite sanctuaries, what impact do they make on the lives of wildlife.