This is a male lion just sitting in amazement and watching the snow fall around him.

Despite not being classed as endangered, wild lion numbers are dwindling rapidly. 40 years ago there were believed to be over 100,000 lions on the planet - today it could be as few as 20,000. Poaching and habitat destruction remain the major causes of the decline. Incredibly in certain African countries, lions can still be hunted legally.

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