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The Southwest African Lion

The Southwest African Lion

Scientific name: Panthera leo bleyenberghi

The Southwest African lion or Katanga lion is a subspecies of the lion that lives in southwestern Africa. It is found in Namibia, Angola, Zaire, western Zambia, western Zimbabwe and northern Botswana.

There is no evidence of their presence in wild.

A small captive population exists. There are 29 lions from this subspecies registered by the International Species Information System.

From Wikipedia.





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Lion roaring in the Zoo in Ústí nad Labem

Southwest African lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi)