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Lion Research Center

The Lion Center at the University of Minnesota tackles the complicated issues around lion conservation through advocacy for direct international funding for African wildlife reserves and development of innovative strategies to protect both lions and vulnerable human communities in an ever-evolving landscape. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities regarding the Lion Center.

Ask Him Anything

Craig Packer participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) in late December, here are some highlights!

Craig Packer
Photo: Jonathan Pavlica

Are there more lions in captivity than wild?

There are at least 20,000 lions left in the wild, so they still out-number captive lions — but not by much!

Research Round-Up: Summer 2015

The latest publications from College of Biological Sciences researchers.
Researchers find metabolic enzyme may have broader reach

A study led by Michael O’Connor and post-doctoral fellow Arpan Ghosh (Genetics, Cell Biology and Development) found that a metabolic enzyme thought to be active only in microbes and not in higher eukaryotes may be active in higher eu