Photo: Lions Making a Comeback on Kenya Ranches



A lion basks near Mount Kilimanjaro in southern Kenya. Lions here are often speared as part of a manhood ritual and poisoned to prevent livestock predation. But a new conservation program on communally owned ranches has found success in protecting the big cats, by compensating herders for lost livestock and enlisting local Maasai warriors as "lion guardians."

Photograph by Melvin Payne/NGS


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