A lion is a large, powerful carnivore and was once common in Asia and parts of Europe as well as in Africa. This impressive member of the big cat family is now a protected species.

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Image: Lion by Tambako The Jaguar

Infomation sourced from:

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Panthera leo [online], Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/15951/0 [accessed 29/10/2015].

Lion (Panthera leo) populations are declining rapidly across Africa, except in intensively managed areas (2015), Hans Bauer et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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