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 for animals in Africa. In no particular order, they are the rhinoceros, the African lion, the Cape buffalo, the African elephant and the leopard. Today, we will stop at 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, the second in a series.



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, choose a lion safari and embark on your next adventure!