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Study: West African Lion Threatened with Extinction

West Africa's lions, which once prowled across the region in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction as farmland eats up their ancient habitats and human hunters kill the animals they feed on, a study has shown.   Just around 400 of the animals were thought to have survived across 17 countries, according to the paper published in scientific journal PLOS ONE.   “These lions are standing on a cliff looking at the chasm of extinction,” Luke Hunter, one of the...

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