Male Tree Climbing Lion

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Jamie Link

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, Africa is known for its tree climbing lions. In Uganda Lions are becoming quite rare, having seen a major population decline of 30–50% over the past two decades. Sadly, the majority of this decline can be attributed to local farmers, who poison the lions to protect their livestock from being eaten. Last year, 12 Lions were killed in Queen Elizabeth alone. While the government in Uganda is taking steps to combat this problem, disorganization and corruption severely inhibit progress.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Africa


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