Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lion Population Plummeted By Two-Thirds Over The Past 50 Years, Lost The Vast Majority Of Their Territory

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 12:35 PM PST
In many parts of Africa lions are rapidly going extinct. Newly released research has found that over the last fifty years their total population has fell by two-thirds. There were almost 100,000 lions in 1960, and now about 32,000. Their territorial range has suffered an even more drastic loss, they’ve lost about 75% of their habitat in the last fifty years. The habitat loss has mostly been because of expanding human populations.

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