BBC: Lions Face Extinction in West Africa According to Panthera Study

Tuesday, January 14, 2014: A new study by Aid for Africa member Panthera finds that the West African lion is near extinction.  Research in 17 countries over six years in West Africa found only 250 adult lions in the region.  The lions are unique genetically and are not found in other lions including in zoos or captivity. Researchers say that if the lions are lost, then a unique locally adapted population will become extinct. Read the article