Lion distribution map (historic and current)

Lion distribution map (historic and current)

Lion distribution map (historic and current). Once widely distributed across most of Africa and parts of Europe and Asia, the lion is now confined to a number of isolated areas as shown on the map, amounting to only about 20% of its historic range. Two thousand years ago, over a million lions roamed throughout regions that covered Europe, Syria, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, and India. In the 1940s, lions numbered 450,000. Today, estimates of the African lion population range between 16,500 and 47,000 living in the wild in between 2002–2004. Image: wikimedia

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