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West African Lions Under Threat in Senegal

This 9,130 square kilometer parcel of protected land is one of the last wildlife habitats in the country, and a busy national highway runs right through it. Like many African countries, Senegal has to weigh conservation against development, and Niokolo Koba National Park is the last place in the country where some of Africa’s most iconic species roam free. According to Colonel Ousmane Kane, the park's chief conservation officer, all of the animals are important, but the lion is...

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