Discussion in 'Ethiopia' started by vogelcommando, 10 Mar 2015.
Situation of the Lion in Ethiopia :
Ethiopia's 'Iron Lion Zion' cats fading fast | Daily Mail Online
There is no subspecies mentioned in the article. Does anyone know what subspecies the article is talking about?
It's talking about the Ethiopian lion which is now considered a subspecies.
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.
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