Ethiopia’s iconic Black-Maned Lions Face Extinction

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Ethiopia’s black-maned lions once symbolically represented a former emperor Haile Selassie, and were immortalized in a song by reggae legend Bob Marley. But presently they are struggling for survival. A booming human population, widespread habitat destruction and growing livestock numbers mean the animal that once graced Ethiopia’s flag is on the wane. CCTV’s Maria Galang reports.

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