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Friday, February 05, 2016

Good news about lions

A little good news today from MSN:
Environmentalists who worry about Africa’s dwindling lion population can breathe a sigh of relief. An expedition led by the University of Oxford’s Conservation Research Unit recently discovered a hidden group of the big cats in a remote region of northwest Ethiopia, according to New Scientist.
With the help of traps set up to capture the animals on camera, conservationists were able to confirm anecdotal reports of the lions. The pride lives in the savannahs of Alatash National Park—which lies near Ethiopia’s border with Sudan. And their existence is a significant discovery for researchers. According to those involved, the find suggests that the vulnerable species might be more plentiful than they had previously thought.
“During my professional career I have had to revise the lion distribution map many times,” says Hans Bauer, who led the expedition. “I have deleted one population after the other. This is the first and probably the last time that I’m putting a new one up there.”
You would think man know all there is to know about the world.

The good news is, you are wrong.


  1. Is that Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion? - Elric

  2. Shooting lions is a lot easier now than it was when Hemingway wrote his greatest of all short stories and takes muuch less courage. Social pressure on potential hunters may help the lions a little

    1. Nonsense. I lived in Africa when I was young. You never saw them during the day. Only heard them at night.

  3. Those who live near lions live scared, if they want to live.