The Lion is Reaching Extinction

Courtesy of cnbc.com

Courtesy of cnbc.com

The Lion is endangered due to poachers, according to worldwildlife.org. They kill lions and sell them for their laudable fur to make a profit. “The only way to save these animals is to stop the poaching,” stated the Fish and Wildlife Agency.

 There are some concentration efforts for these animals such as Save our Lions. A poacher that kills more lions than the law allows them will have a fine up to 2,500 and 2 years in prison, according to defender.org.

 They live south of the Sahara desert. Some have been spotted in India. The lion eats antelope, lizards, birds, buffalo, mice, young elephants, and zebras. They have also been known to eat small giraffes and crocodiles, according to animalfactguide.com.

The lion can also be found in zoos such as The San Diego Zoo and The Oakland Zoo, according to nationalzoo.com.