When The Last Lion


The Rise and Fall of the King of the Beasts

When The Last Lion Roars tells the story of a world losing its most charismatic predator, the lion, at unprecedented speed. In Africa, there are no lions left north of the Sahara and their range to the south has shrunk considerably.

Sara Evans explores the rise and fall of the king of the beasts and considers how a top carnivore that once roamed much of the earth has in recent times been brought to the brink of extinction. When The Last Lion Roars also looks at what is being done to save the world’s last lions and reverse the current crisis in lion conservation.

By interweaving vivid personal encounters with Africa’s last lions and their protectors all over the continent, When The Last Lion Roars turns the spotlight on the plight of one of the world's most iconic and mesmerising animals.

Africa's last lions

Fewer then 20,000 lions remain in Africa

In the 1980s, there were more than 100,000

In Africa, lions have lost more than 92% of their historic range

West Africa's lions

Fewer than 250 adult lions remain in the region

The IUCN lists them as critically endangered

Without help, these lions will likely be gone in 20 years

Asia's last lions

Fewer than 530 lions, all of them in India

Asiatic lions once roamed across the Middle East and Asia

The IUCN lists them as endangered

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