Barbary Lion Extinct and last seen in 1922

The Barbary Lion used to be one of the biggest subspecies of lion, sadly they are extinct in the wild today, the last lion to be seen in Morocco was 1922. The Barbary Lion species was orginally from North Africa, Barbary Coastal regions of Maghreb and the Atlas Mountains in Egypt. They used to live in the deserts and mountains of North Africa, Morocco and Egypt. Sadly they are extinct in the wild today, the last lion to be seen in Morocco was 1922. The Romans used these lions in the Colosseum to battle with gladiators and thousands were slaughtered during the reign of Caesar. They were even kept at the Tower of the London and were offered as gifts to royal families of Morocco and Ethopia. When you hear of how lions were treated in the past it is so horrific, very cruel and heartbreaking. Barbary Lions are also known as 'North African Lion' 'Atlas Lion' and 'Egyptian Lion'

Some of the zoos around the world including Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and other zoos found in Europe are involved in lion research and have a particular interest in lions of the North Africa region. During 2019 I visited the bautiful lion family at Port Lympne in Kent, I was excitd about photographing them because it was my first time seeing Barbary Lions.

If you know any lion lovers I have a a selection of images available to purchase as photography prints, as a small business I appreciate every sale and it means more to me if I make a sale, from any orders on Etsy I donate 10% of profits to wildlife causes and conservation I feel passionate about https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NatashaBalletta

 

   


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