How many species of lions are there?

May 23, 2014

There is actually only one species – the Panthera leo, however, there are several sub-species of lions which you may not know about. So when you head off on your African safari, read up about the various species and have a look at the photographs below to make sure you know which ones you will be seeing.

North East Congo lion



An African lioness



Katanga lion (Southwest African Lion) 



White lion (mutation of Kruger subspecies)



Masaai lion or Serengeti lion



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The Asiatic lion



Abyssinian lion



West African lion, or Senegal lion



Somali lion 



Kalahari lion



How about seeing some beautiful lions in the wild?

There are many game reserves across Africa to view lions but some of the most popular locations are on a Kruger Safari or on a Tanzania Safari.

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