Scientific Name: Panthera leo

Common Name(s): African Lion
Simba (Swahili)
Ingonyama (Zulu)

Status: Vulnerable
Critically Endangered (Asiatic)

Estimated Population: 16,500
300 (Asiatic)

Population Trend: Decreasing

Threats:                         Habitat loss, deforestation and logging; poaching, hide, trophy; farmers, fears                                      of livestock losses, retaliatory, false persecution; human enroachment;                                      competition with hyenas.

Range:                           While the African lion occupies most countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the                                      Asiatic is restricted to the Gir Forest National Park: Angola; Benin;                                      Botswana; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad;                                      Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Ghana;                                      Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; India; Kenya; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Namibia;                                      Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland;                                      Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

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