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Lions Save African Girl From Abductors

A 12-year-old girl who was abducted and beaten by men trying to force her into a marriage was found being guarded by three lions who apparently had chased off her captors, a policeman said Tuesday.<p>The girl, missing for a week, had been taken by seven men who wanted to force her to marry one of …

Lion Numbers Plunge as African Wilderness Succumbs to Human Pressure

Changing Planet<p>Only 32,000 Lions Remain out of 100,000 Roaming Africa in the 1960s<p>The king of the African savannah is in serious trouble because people are taking over the continent’s last patches of wilderness on unprecedented scale, according to a detailed study released this week.<p>The most …

Fifty Lions Face Starvation at Crimean Safari Park

Fifty African lions are among a menagerie of animals that have become caught in the crossfire of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.<p>The majestic animals, …

African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video

Is it a large hybrid cat, leopard or an old dog with an off gait? Even more intriguing, could it be -- as some experts are speculating -- an African lioness?<p>Grainy surveillance footage of the large animal strolling across a driveway late at night is fast becoming Norwalk's version of Bigfoot.<p>The …

These Lions Are So Passionate About Conservation They Interrupt Their Own PSA

World Lion Day is August 10, and Kevin Richardson -- known on YouTube as The Lion Whisperer -- and his pals are excited.<p>Except, in the video above, Richardson can't finish telling us about the day because two adorably vocal lions, Tau and Napoleon, interrupt him by roaring in agreement.<p>The lions …

African Lions Are Facing Extinction

African lions are headed toward extinction and may be wiped out soon, according to an analysis from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that on Monday …

Is It the Beginning of the End for West African Lions?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West African lions, the lean, majestic creatures that used to roam the region, have dwindled down to …

Big Cat Tracker Boone Smith On Why We 'Have A Responsibility' To Protect Lions

It's no secret that big cats are in trouble.<p>Four of the five feline species that fall under that umbrella are endangered or near threatened: snow leopards, jaguars, leopards and tigers. Lions, whose populations once numbered close to 200,000, have lost most of their historical range to farms and …

Transforming lion killers into 'Lion Guardians' - CNN.com

Leela Hazzah's nonprofit turns Maasai warriors -- who have a tradition of killing lions -- into lion protectors. Their ultimate goal is to reduce lion killings.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>CNN Hero: Leela Hazzah<p>CNN Hero: Leela Hazzah<p>CNN Hero: Leela Hazzah<p>CNN Hero: Leela Hazzah<p>CNN Hero: Leela Hazzah<p>CNN Hero: Leela …

Lion roars in his sleep while having 'nightmares'

Rescued African lion Hercules is filmed roaring in his sleep during what his handlers believe was a nightmare<p>This video is of Hercules the rescued African lion from The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.<p>Hercules lives in a 20 acre enclosure and accoring to workers at the sanctuary he likes to dream …

Lion steals photographer's camera

A wildlife photographer captures an unusual view of the South African savannah when his video camera is picked up and carried off by an inquisitive lioness.<p>Photographer Roger de la Harpe was in <b>South Africa</b>'s Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve taking pictures for a <b>book about the endangered African lion</b>, …