Lion’s life in the wild. Documentary film about wildlife and the life of animals in the grasslands.
Lions are known to be powerful, ferocious and commanding. But behind their ferocious appearance, these big cats are social animals that live in cramped areas known as places of pride, where sisters take care of and even take care of each other’s cubs.
WHERE THEY ARE LEARNED
Lions have disappeared from 90% of their historical range. Currently they exist only in South and East Africa, with a small population living in the Gir forest in India.
WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT
Lions are often referred to as the “King of the Forest”, and although they don’t actually live in the forest, they are the top predators in their habitat. This means that lions stabilize herbivores such as buffaloes, horses and zebras. They also eat the weakest members of the herd, helping to keep their prey populations strong and healthy. Without lions, herbivores will increase the population and overgraze on natural foliage degrading the health of their ecosystems.
HOW THEY ARE DELETED WITH Illegal TRADE
Loss of habitat and conflict with local communities over grazing land are major threats to lions. But more and more, lions are being hunted for their bones which have recently been introduced as a rarer substitute for tiger bones in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2017, a quota was placed on the export of lion bones out of South Africa, allowing a number of body parts to be legally sold under a license. While the skeletons used in these transactions mainly come from lions that are kept in captivity or hunt for spoils, this quota system is undermined by illegal poaching in neighboring countries. .
Lion’s bones are also sometimes used in African countries for zoos (i.e., treating human diseases with therapies of animal origin and their products) or for the purpose of treating human diseases. medicine.