11 lions are killed in a suspected poison attack, dealing a major blow to conservation efforts

Lions are in peril. They’re losing their natural habitats. They’re being poached to death. And, in Africa, their population has declined 90% in the last 75 years.

That’s why the news out of Uganda is troubling: A suspected poison attack has killed 11 lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The deaths are a major blow to not just the country’s economy but also its lion preservation efforts.

The carcasses of 8 cubs and three lionesses, all from the same pride, were found scattered in...

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