Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Male Lion – Undisputed King of the African Jungle

Lions are fascinating animals and worthy of all the admiration they inspire. For centuries they have represented bravery, pride and royalty and regularly feature as a symbol of courage and nobility on national flags, family crests and coats of arms.

At one time lions were abundant throughout the African continent as well as in Greece, the Middle East and Northern India – how sad to see that today they only occur naturally in sub-Saharan Africa (mostly in eastern and southern Africa), and even here their numbers have declined by more than 42% in the last two decades alone. (A small number can still be found in India). It is interesting and significant that wherever the symbolic lion appears it is always the splendid male lion, even though the lioness does most of the hunting!..

Related:  25 Bible verses about lions

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