Lion wearing a snare illustrates threat posed by subsistence poachers

Lioness in Kruger National Park is wearing a poacher’s snare. Photo: ©Judy Spangler Jones

Anger about the recent poaching of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has yet to subside, as new developments surrounding the viral news story seem to arise almost every day.

But trophy hunters, such as Walter J. Palmer, the Minnesota dentist being sought by Zimbabwe authorities for shooting the iconic Cecil for his head as a memento, are only one problem facing African lions.

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