People used to think that boy lions had big shaggy manes to protect their necks from being bitten or scratched during fights. But scientists soon realised this idea didn't make much sense.
From its origin in the early 19th century, lion taming has elicited both awe and horror.
Dingoes increase cattle yields, mountain lions reduce car crashes and vultures eat organic waste: like them or not, predators help humans.
Camera traps in the Batéké Plateau National Park in Gabon are showing some interesting finds.
The Trump administration is considering requests from hunters to import wildlife trophies (body parts) on a case-by-case basis. Does this approach promote conservation or threaten endangered species?
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has come at the cost of wildlife and opens up the debate on people versus nature. But there is a way forward.
Africa prioritises and makes more of an effort for large mammal conservation than any other region in the world.
A stronger ban on lion trade by CITES would have helped to lessen some of the threats lions face but it would have not have protected the animals from sport hunting.
African lions were initially thought to belong to a single subspecies but new research shows that there is more diversity on the African continent.
Ongoing drought means increased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia.
60% of the world’s largest carnivores and herbivores are classified as being threatened with extinction
New research from Zambia's Luangwa Valley identifies reforms needed for lion trophy hunting.
Forget fences and international agreements. This five-year study in the Serengeti has found the way forward.
Kudu and buffalo altered their activity when lions and spotted hyena were reintroduced into the areas where these species lived.
The death of Cecil the lion ignited furious debate over trophy hunting in 2015. But conservationists argue that it's a necessary evil.
Human-wildlife conflict will continue without better management and revenue sharing.
Declining numbers mean the continent's top predator isn't fulfilling its ecological role.
Making tiger trade illegal has had unintended consequences on lions. The problem has escalated over the last few years.
Some say that keeping wild animals in captivity is cruel. Others believe they promote conservation and give people a link to nature.
Genetics need to be considered when relocating lion populations because they a play a role in the animals' evolutionary line.