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Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 2 – the African Lion [Infographic]

by Octavia Drughi

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What is the first animal that springs to mind when thinking about an African safari? The lion, of course, the King of Beasts. And for good reason – with a hair-raising roar and kingly appearance, it truly deserves its reputation. Throughout history, it has stood as a symbol of strength, courage, nobility and chivalry, and is currently present on the coats of arms of numerous European countries. 

You know you are truly alive when you are living among lions.” – Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa.

We’ve all heard of the Big Five, the most recognizable and searched animal species in Africa. On this post, we will look into the ‘King of The Jungle’, the lion. Are you thinking of embarking on a Big Five safari? Are you an animal lover looking to extend your knowledge? Look no further, as we’ve gathered some interesting facts about the African lion in an infographic for you to enjoy!



In the 1940s, some 450,000 lions roamed the continent. Today, less than 20,000 are left in Africa’s wilderness and they have become regionally extinct in seven African countries.

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” – Alexander the Great.


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Do you wish to get closer to the mighty African lions and observe them in their natural habitat? Go to BookAllSafaris.com, choose a lion safari and embark on your next adventure!

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