King of the Jungle He Doesn’t Live In: The Lion

In the jungle the mighty jungle la la la la la

Legends of Windemere

For the life of me, I don’t know why it took me this long to get to the lion. It could be because I always preferred tigers, but I also kind of gravitated towards animals that people might not already know much about.  Still, I guess it’s time to look at the ‘King of the Jungle’ who lives in a grassland environment.  Who’s really going to try to correct them anyway?

Diving right into their status, lions are considered vulnerable.  They live predominantly in Africa and are extinct in multiple countries there.  It is estimated that there are around 20,000 lions left in the wild.  Human activity is the major culprit since lions are an apex predator with only alligators, desperate pythons, and other lions to worry about.  Poaching and habitat destruction are the big ones.  Are we surprised?  With humans and lions living so close to each other, there…

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