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.
Lions Fact #3 of 10 - Rich Americans do most of the killing
A 2011 report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare notes that between 1999 and 2008, American tourists’ trophies – such as heads and skins – were responsible for 64% of all African lions killed for sport. The number of trophies imported into the US every year more than doubled during that period.