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Threat Of Extinction Looms For West Africa's Lion Population
2014-01-09 14:42:05

[ Watch the Video: Africa's Lions In Peril ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The African lion is facing extinction across West Africa, with numbers dropping to as low as 250, according to a new report published in the journal PLOS ONE. The African lion once thrived throughout the entire West African region, ranging from Senegal to Nigeria. However, a team of researchers led by Philipp Henschel, of the wild cat conservation group Panthera, shows just how endangered...


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