Though Lions are a big part of the human consciousness across the planet, we are at risk of the species entirely disappearing from the grasslands where they roam. This fact surprises many people, including those who LOVE LIONS. Lions are some of the most iconic animals on Earth.
In only a decade their numbers came down from 200.000 to less than approximately 20.000. There are fewer wild lions left than rhinos. Lion populations have declined by 93 % in just one century.
Their loss signals the loss of the wild in Africa. Only 20.000 Lions are left in the wild.
Lions are extinct in 26 African countries and have vanished from over 90 % of their historic range. Though lions still exist in 27 African countries and 1 Asian country, only seven countries are known to each contain more than 1000 Lions.