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 #7 of 10 - Companies are farming lions so they can be shot
In South Africa, around 160 lion farms are ‘breeding more than 5,000 lions a year on a conveyor belt of brutality,’ the Ecologist reports. It fears that so-called ‘canned hunts’ – where farmed lions are killed, often painfully and slowly, by poorly trained shooters – are often a cover for illegal trading in lion bones.