Lions of Kruger National Park, South Africa

Lions in Kruger National Park
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South Africa's free-ranging lion population, an estimated 2,700 animals, lives mostly in and around Kruger National Park in the northeast corner of the country. Bovine tuberculosis poses a growing threat to the lions, according the park's chief veterinarian, Dewald Keet.

The disease was probably introduced to South Africa through domestic cattle brought in by European settlers at the end of the 18th century.

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Photograph by Nicholas Bakalar
 
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