After being exterminated to the point of extinction, there are currently forty lions living in Rwanda. More than 40 lions have been spotted in Rwanda ever since the big cats were brought back into the nation in 2015, after an absence of nearly twenty years.
Officials said that by the year 2000, there were no longer any lions in Rwanda as a result of poaching and other activities carried out by humans.
In 2015, the government of Rwanda and a conservation organization headquartered in South Africa worked together to bring seven lions into Akagera National Park in Rwanda.
On August 10, people throughout the world celebrate World Lion Day to bring attention to this mammal that is at grave risk of extinction.
By: Ernest Asamoah