At least 100 lions found in the Alatash National Park
Researchers in Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit identified the elusive lions during an exploration of the Alatash National Park, where they knew the animals could potentially live but had never been recorded. The team set up camera traps to spot the lions, New Scientist reports.
“During my professional career I have had to revise the lion distribution map many times,” the leader of the expedition, Hans Bauer, told New Scientist. “I have deleted one population after the other. This is the first and probably the last time that I’m putting a new one up there.”