Strong, powerful and incredibly vulnerable to conflict with people, loss of habitat and prey. Help us to protect the magnificent king of the big cats.

The threats to lions

How you’re helping lions

How your adoption can help lions

More about lions

Scientific name
Panthera leo
Location
Sub-Saharan Africa
Habitat
Savanna and grassland mainly, but also forest and bushland.
Wild population
30,000—35,000
Extinction risk
Vulnerable
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