Less Than 250 Lions Survive in West Africa: Report

Less Than 250 Lions Survive in West Africa: Report

According to a latest report, the experts are of the view that the lions of West Africa are on the verge of getting extinct. It has been revealed by experts that these lions represent a very different subspecies.

It has been revealed by experts in a sober new study in PLOS ONE that only about 250 or even less mature lions survive in the area.

According to researchers, the situation of the lions in the West Africa was known from a very long time but no one expected that the circumstances would get so much worse.

It has been revealed by researchers that they had estimated over 500 lions in the region in 2012.

But, by looking at the 21 parks of the region now, the researchers say that they are highly shocked to see the extinction patterns of the royal animal.

Lead author Philipp Henschel with Panthera said, "Due to the complete lack of roads in some protected areas, we had to conduct all survey work on foot in those areas, hiking up to 600 kilometers through rough terrain during individual surveys".

He said that it was upsetting to recognize that despite all the physical effort and weeks spent searching for spoor, no lions could be seen in the area.


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