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 #9 of 10 - Lions have already been wiped out in some areas
In 2005, thousands of West African lions were believed to live in 21 different locations. By 2014, they only lived in four areas – and there are just 400 West African lions left.