Talking about South Africa lions: Global financial crisis may starve lions / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMon

 

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South Africa lions: Global financial crisis may starve lions / The Christian Science Monitor – CSMon
After running wild through the world’s concrete jungles, the financial crisis now stalks the South African savanna and one of the world’s most beloved predators (South Africa lions) could become its prey. Skip to next paragraph Related StoriesStanding up for Congo’s rare mountain gorillas Why is Kenya moving 7,000 zebras and wildebeest? The cash crunch could force a South African game reserve to euthanize 16 lions as their funds for lion food run out.SanWild Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary, in the rural northern state of Limpopo, has issued an urgent funding appeal to help keep up with 45,000 rand ($6,160) monthly meat bills to feed 14 lions and two cubs. Most of the lions had been rescued from South Africa’s lucrative “canned hunt” industry, in which hunters pay large fees to shoot wild animals in relatively small enclosures

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