Inspiration right from the begining. Constellation. Spirit animal. An Image of Power. The Lion. The symbol for predominance and strenght. A true king. He is above all the social ruler. A family man. Only in community can he survive. Loneliness means to die. How much lion is in you, man?
Lion, Africa 2010
© Dr. Jochen Bayer
Species (distribution.number). African lion (Africa.20.000), Asian lion (Asia.200)
Size. ♀ 1,5m - 120kg / ♂ ca. 2m - 200 kg
Reproduction. Sexual maturity after 2 years. Gestation period approx. 4 month. 1-4 cubs
Diet. Antilopes, wildebeasts, buffalo. To some extent specializing in elephants, giraffes, hippopotamus
Behaviour. Lives and hunts in prides. Hunts mostly at night. Cautious stalking. Fast accelleration up to 60 km/h. Endurance rather humble. Hunting success 15-30%. Lead by one or several fraternized males. Young males are expelled after 2-3 years, females stay in the pride.
Threats. Loss of habitat. Trophy hunting. Conflicts with the local population. Ritual killings. Decline in prey. Substitute for tiger-based TCM remedies
Protection of livestock through mobile fences and barriers
Alternatives for ritual killings
Substitutes for tiger- and lion-based TCM remedies
e.g. Beef tibia, Porcus Os or Clematidis radix (Altherr, S. Chin Med 2010 Nr.4)
Separation of wildlife and human settlements
Responsible safari tourism
Compensation payments for killed livestock
Alternatives for cattle breeding
Reduce population pressure
Improve the financial situation of the local population
Establish transnational protected areas
No trade in lion products
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