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 #4 of 10 - Killing lions is perfectly legal
With the right permits in the right areas, killing lions is perfectly legal. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has thus far declined to list lions as an endangered species, which would mean a ban on bringing trophies into the US; instead, it’s marked them as ‘threatened’, which means the imports can continue. Lions are the only big cats not currently protected under the US Endangered Species Act, and the law does have teeth: polar bear trophy hunts have been in decline since the US banned the import of polar bear trophies in 2008.