Similar to many animals endemic to the sub-Saharan region, lions are classified as a vulnerable species on the IUCN red list. They are afflicted by many different things, including habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and illegal poaching. While sanctuaries, preserves, and legislation have been established to try and protect the remaining lion population, their numbers are still declining each on a yearly basis.
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 13.5 L x 3.8 W x 7.8 H
- Size in inches: 5.31 L x 1.5 W x 3.07 H
- UPC: 095866290207
Lions have a status of vulnerable, although the Asiatic lion subspecies is listed as endangered. There are roughly 350 Asiatic lions in the wild, and their numbers are in danger of decreasing due to poaching. The main threats African lions face are hunting and habitat loss. Conservation efforts include managing protected areas and establishing a second population of Asiatic lions.