Renowned for its majesty and nicknamed "the king of the jungle," the lion possesses both beauty and strength. Lions vary in color but typically sport light yellow-brown coats. Mature male lions are unique among big cats due the thick brown or black manes that encircle their necks and protect them while fighting.
The one inescapable fact facing Humans and Lions is these incredible creatures could be extinct within our lifetimes.
Lion Fact #2 of 10 - Hundreds of lions are killed for sport each year
More than 600 lions are killed legally every year by trophy-hunting tourists. That’s 2% of the total lion population every year, with adult males disproportionately targeted.