Human Impact

The biggest threat to lions is humans. Humans hunt lions for their fur and fangs. In many cultures, it is believed that lions fangs hold certain medicinal remedies, while their fur is used to make coats and other kinds of warm clothing. Below you will see a model wearing an example of a lion's fur coat. However, many lions are held in captivity in North Carolina and are well taken care of. Below, you will also find a map of the various locations of lions in this state.

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