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Africanamazing Team is honoured to share a mighty battle for mating rights.
Below an excerpt from “ The Truth About Lions 🦁 “...
“ Consulting their field data, Packer and his colleagues noticed that many males with short manes had suffered from injury or sickness. By contrast, dark-maned males tended to be older than the others, have higher testosterone levels, heal well after wounding and sire more surviving cubs—all of which made them more desirable mates and formidable foes. A mane, it seems, signals vital information about a male’s fighting ability and health to mates and rivals. Newspapers across the globe picked up the finding. “Manely, lady lions look for dark color,” one headline said. “Blonds have less fun in the lion world,” read another.
Lately, Packer’s research has taken on a new dimension. Long a dispassionate student of lion behavior and biology, he has become a champion for the species’ survival. In Tanzania, home to as many as half of all the wild lions on earth, the population is in free fall, having dropped by half since the mid-1990s, to fewer than 10,000. Across Africa, up to one-quarter of the world’s wild lions have vanished in little more than a decade. Source : www.smithsonianmag.com ——————–——————————-🐾 🦏 🐘 🦁 🐃 🐆 🐾🐾 Kenya 🇰🇪 🇿🇦
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Most recent Rhinoceros 🦏🦏🦏 🐾 🐾 🦏 🐾 Poaching statistics released in Southern Africa , we estimate around ( 3-4 per day ) + 1200 were killed by poachers in 2018 .
Sadly Elephants 🐘🐘 🐾 🐘 in Southern Africa are being also killed at around 100 per day , Rhino and Elephant populations are under severe threat of extinction within the next ten years...Should we not drastically change the current poaching and senseless slaughter which is taking place .... 🐾 🐾 🐾 _____