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Lions 'facing extinction in West Africa'
There has been a catastrophic collapse in the number of lions in West Africa, with only around 400 left in the region, a new survey suggests.
Fencing off lions 'could save them'
Using fences to separate lions from humans could help to save them from extinction, a report suggests.
Breeding hopes for Barbary lions
Conservationists at a Kent zoo have started attempts to breed an endangered species of lion.
Lions breed best near joining rivers
A 45-year study of lions in Tanzania finds that prides which have the best breeding success have specific territories.
The lion with a head for heights
A lioness at Longleat Safari Park has taken to spending most of her time asleep up a tree.
Why lions roar and wildcats miaow
The low roar of a lion, or the miaow of a wildcat, is more to do with where a cat lives than its size.
'Trophy lion' hunts unsustainable
Lion and leopard numbers in Tanzania will crash unless fewer big cats are killed by trophy hunters, say conservation experts.
Lion lunges at Las Vegas trainer
A lion lunged at a trainer as stunned onlookers watched in horror, at Las Vegas's MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
Cairo zoo puts lions on human birth control pill
Vets at Cairo's Giza Zoo are experimenting with the human birth control pill in an attempt to slow their rapidly expanding population of lions.
Collector fined for breeding 'ligers' in Taiwan
A wild animal collector is facing fines for crossbreeding a lion with a tiger.