Lions May Be Losing Their Reign in Uganda
As the largest predator in Africa, the lion has earned its place at the top of the food chain and the title “king of beasts.” But the reign of the noble lion could be coming to a close in parts of Uganda, a new study suggests.
One of the reasons for the lion’s decline in this part of Africa is poisoning by local ranchers, whose livestock are frequently killed by lions, and other human-related conflicts.
Researchers from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland analyzed the density and population distribution of the African lion in three of Uganda’s national parks.
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