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How many lions are left in the wild? - Fewer than you think.

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Lions have disappeared from 80 percent of their historic range due to habitat loss, hunting and poaching, retaliatory killings by livestock owners and loss of prey. “Nearly a century ago, there were as many as 200,000 lions living in the wild in Africa. Today, the most recent surveys estimate that there are fewer than 30,000 lions living in the wild in Africa today.”

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Some estimates are much lower, putting wild lion populations at as few as 20,000.

Though lions are such a big part of the human consciousness across the planet, we are at risk of the species entirely disappearing from the grasslands where they roam. This fact surprises many people, including those who love lions. These big cats are part of a much bigger ecosystem, one in which humans play a significant role. That role can be shifted from one that is causing lion populations to dwindle toward extinction, to one that creates strategies for coexisting with and protecting this important and magnificent predator.

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Read more: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-many-lions-are-left-in-the-wild#ixzz3hKclQdig

When did lions disappear from Bible lands?

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Glazed-brick frieze of a lion

A glazed-brick frieze from ancient Babylon

Although there are no lions in the wild in the Holy Land today, some 150 Scriptural references to this animal show that it was familiar to Bible writers. Most of those references are figurative; yet, some record actual encounters with lions. Samson, David, and Benaiah, for example, are credited with killing lions. (Judges 14:5, 6; 1 Samuel 17:34, 35; 2 Samuel 23:20) Other individuals were slain by lions.—1 Kings 13:24; 2 Kings 17:25.

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In ancient times, the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) ranged from Asia Minor and Greece to Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, and northwest India. Feared and respected, the animal often appeared in ancient Near Eastern art. Outstanding glazed-brick depictions of lions decorated ancient Babylon’s Processional Way.

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Crusaders reportedly hunted lions in Palestine toward the end of the 12th century C.E. Lions seem to have become extinct in the area shortly after 1300. However, their presence was still reported in Mesopotamia and Syria until the 19th century and in Iran and Iraq as late as the first part of the 20th century.

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When I read about the ancient history of Mesopotamia (Sumer) one realizes the bible is absolutely accurate when it calls Nimrod a "hunter".  Nimrod hunted lions - he was a leader if groups of men to go and hunt lion with spear and arrow.  It was a dangerous job and men could be killed or injured. Even with a gun today it is dangerous (this is why they call lions being shot in enclosed reserves in Africa "canned lions") because they are so dangerous. They are an easy target with a gun in a small area.  A lion lives in a pride.  Lions  together are an unpredictable foe bEcause they stallk and go for one weak target. In Nimrod's time they could have attacked sheep, cattle or even people and this would happen often.  Nimrod was elevated to a very high status like a ruler because of this and later became ruler over several cities which was built for safety from man and animal after he started killing people to enlarge his empire. War and cities s synonymous. . His boastfulness led to the monuments built to honor him and the false gods and spiritism he instituted against Jehovah.  Later, tHe kings of Chaldea and assYria  followed this tradition and participated in lion hunts to show ther manliness and power (legacy from Nimrod). There are Assyrian reliefs that show the king in ceremony with man driving his chariot and the king shooting off arrows into a lioness.  It s one of the most saddest but also most accurate and beautiful art works of this period because the lioness is perfectly depicted in her anguish.  I also read that they later bred lions and kept them in royal gardens for ths ceremonial hunting purpose.  Later rulers used lions in a pit to get rid of foes. (Darius the Mede).

Mankind has really ruined the earth.  Will lions be like the dinosaurs? They find the bones and wonder what they looked like or sounded like?  Thank goodness we know that it is not going to be that much longer for good people and animals alike to suffer under unrighteus human rule which is unjust and without Jehovah's protection!

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Arauna said:

When I read about the ancient history of Mesopotamia (Sumer) one realizes the bible is absolutely accurate when it calls Nimrod a "hunter".  Nimrod hunted lions - he was a leader if groups of men to go and hunt lion with spear and arrow.  It was a dangerous job and men could be killed or injured. Even with a gun today it is dangerous (this is why they call lions being shot in enclosed reserves in Africa "canned lions") because they are so dangerous. They are an easy target with a gun in a small area.  A lion lives in a pride.  Lions  together are an unpredictable foe bEcause they stallk and go for one weak target. In Nimrod's time they could have attacked sheep, cattle or even people and this would happen often.  Nimrod was elevated to a very high status like a ruler because of this and later became ruler over several cities which was built for safety from man and animal after he started killing people to enlarge his empire. War and cities s synonymous. . His boastfulness led to the monuments built to honor him and the false gods and spiritism he instituted against Jehovah.  Later, tHe kings of Chaldea and assYria  followed this tradition and participated in lion hunts to show ther manliness and power (legacy from Nimrod). There are Assyrian reliefs that show the king in ceremony with man driving his chariot and the king shooting off arrows into a lioness.  It s one of the most saddest but also most accurate and beautiful art works of this period because the lioness is perfectly depicted in her anguish.  I also read that they later bred lions and kept them in royal gardens for ths ceremonial hunting purpose.  Later rulers used lions in a pit to get rid of foes. (Darius the Mede).

Mankind has really ruined the earth.  Will lions be like the dinosaurs? They find the bones and wonder what they looked like or sounded like?  Thank goodness we know that it is not going to be that much longer for good people and animals alike to suffer under unrighteus human rule which is unjust and without Jehovah's protection!

 

 

 

 

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Jehovah will save the earth and its lions as well as all living creatures. Our only hope! Man destroys everything and shows they love for their father Satan the devil. As Nimrod was a mighty hunter is he not still worshipped? Joy will be the day all is gone! Beautiful animals a glory to Our Creator Jehovah God! Thank you for your support. May you find peace in Jehovah's arms. ??????

Agape,

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