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Mramba by Mundy Hackett

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Pride exemplified via Mramba, the male African lion at the Virginia Zoo.

The future of African predators is in peril. It is estimated that only 10,000-15,000 free-roaming African lions remain, down from 50,000 a decade ago. African lions are now listed as Endangered (West African subspecies) and Vulnerable (East and Southern African subspecies) by the World Conservation Union and are on Appendix II of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) list. African lions are in danger of disappearing altogether due to disease (FIV, bovine tuberculosis, canine distemper) and habitat encroachment. Today’s modern world subjects lions and other wildlife to many dangers. Mankind constantly seizes more and more of the remaining wild areas of Africa, forcing lions onto smaller and smaller parcels of land. Large-scale developments destroy the lion’s natural habitat. In areas inhabited by livestock, lions are frequently shot, snared or poisoned. And sadly, the hunting of these amazing animals for “sport,” for man’s pleasure, is still encouraged as a revenue producing industry by many African governments. African predators simply will not survive unless they are protected.

100% of proceeds from any sales of this image will be donated to the Virginia Zoo

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 6 years ago

    Brilliant Mundy, simply brilliant

  • Maximus
    Maximusover 6 years ago

    More of your genius :)

  • ECGardner
    ECGardnerover 6 years ago

    Absolutely amazing image. His expression says it all and tells his story so beautifully. Brilliant work, Mundy.

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisover 6 years ago

    Yes, man has an awful lot to answer for. He is a beauty.

  • HELUA
    HELUAover 6 years ago

    He is magnificent! The facts you give us are frightening, the human race has to wake up !!!
    Thanks, Mundy !!!

  • Raphaela  Sampaio
    Raphaela Sampaioover 6 years ago

    astonishing…. but i dont think he likes you…

  • nannajul
    nannajulover 6 years ago

    Beautiful image, the clarity is superb Mundy. so much more needs to be done to protect lion species, before they all end up like the Barbary lion.

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    Oh this looks fantastic.. Love the detail ..

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago

    fantastic image

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 6 years ago

    Beautiful image, that’s an awful reduction, how sad.

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