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Ethiopia's Lions

Discussion in 'Ethiopia' started by vogelcommando, 10 Mar 2015.

  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    There is no subspecies mentioned in the article. Does anyone know what subspecies the article is talking about?
     
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    It's talking about the Ethiopian lion which is now considered a subspecies.
     
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    Interesting! The article talks that at least seven wild caught lions are kept in animal shelter in Ethiopia. They are apparently not breeding at present. They could start a valuable insurance population.

    Besides, there is a good case, as article says, to develop a safari tourism in Ethiopia. Currently tourists concentrate more on animals of highlands, while the place to see lions is Kenya and Tanzania.

    I hope this lion population can be saved - sadly, as West African and Central African lions are currently dying out.