Ready for an African lion safari?
It's no secret free ranging populations have been on
the decline in Africa. The king of the jungle has been
humbled in recent years by human progress and despite
it's obvious symbol of strength, the African lion has
virtually been consigned to spending it's life in large
Is this a bad thing? Well, looking at the positves,
it's a whole lot better than seeing this proud creature
wiped off the face of the Earth completely!
African Lion Facts
The lion is unquestionably at the top of the food chain
in Africa. The fact remains, if it's demise becomes
permanent, then the repercussions for some of Africa's
ecosystems could be dramatic. The Okavango Delta in
Botswana is one area where it's survival is imperative.
The Lion's Demise
The african lion's numbers have been a cause for great
concern in recent times in fact, there has even been
talk of extinction. It's a dirty word in the world of
conservation and while the big cat presents as a creature
of indestructible dimensions, the sad fact is, the one
creature on the planet capable of wiping it out, man,
has been responsible for it's dwindling numbers.
Take for example just over 100 years ago, the African
lion was around in numbers south of the Sahara desert.
Today, it's almost got to the stage where the only place
you can see the king of the beasts in it's "natural
habitat" are large conservation parks. The reason; man's
yearning for progress.
Keeping The African Lion On The Planet
In some parts of Africa the sounds of the lion are no
longer heard. It has succumbed to the tunes of progress
and has vanished from areas where it once ruled.
Free ranging lions are now in the minority but there
is a glimmer of hope in the shape of some hardy individuals
hell bent on ensuring the lion's survival. Why does
it seem like such a lone battle? Amazing as it sounds,
while conservation groups realise the predicament at
the moment, convincing those in authority with the power
and the finance to fund rescue operations has been a
In Central and Western Africa, free ranging lion populations
are critically low and it's been a tough battle to keep
the big cat's future on the up and up.
The Best Lion Safari Destinations
Despite the gloom and doom over the lion's preservation
in Africa, there is little doubt an African lion safari
is still the preferred choice for many would be adventurers.
When you visit your local zoo, which animal holds the
biggest mystique? The big cat with the flowing mane
always attracts a crowd. Botswana and Kenya are two
excellent destinations to see the lion in all it's glory
under the strict supervision of guided tours. South
Africa's Kruger National Reserve is also a popular choice
for lion lovers. And don't forget the magnificent Serengeti!
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