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.
Lion Fact: The one inescapable fact facing Humans and Lions is these incredible creatures could be extinct within our lifetimes.
Lion Fact #10 of 10 - Lions really are an endangered species
The triple whammy of humans taking their natural habitat, the disproportionate number of male lions shot by tourists and the demand for lion bones in folk remedies is taking a heavy toll on lion numbers. Some experts believe that lions could be extinct in fewer than 20 years and that is no laughing matter