Tuesday, March 22, 2016

West African lion

The West African lion (Panthera Leo Senegalensis), also know as the Senegalese lion, is a critically endangered subspecies of African lion native to Western Africa. There are 1,800 individuals left in the wild. They are more closely related to those Asiatic lions of India than those of Eastern and Southern Africa. This is a West African male at Pendjari national park in Benin. The Asiatic lion is more endangered that the Senegalese lion and there are less than 500 Asian lions left in the wild. They are closely related to the Asiatic lions because both of their manes are small.

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