ES – The King
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‘The King’ is from my new mixed media ‘Urban Jungle’ collection.
Hand cut glass, shattered glass, diamond dust, gold leaf, spray paint and resin on aluminum sheet.
Finished in black swept frame
Affected by: Habitat loss and fragmentation , Illegal wildlife trade , Human wildlife conflict , Extractives
Powerful and majestic, the king of the beasts has no natural predators. But unthinkably, African lion numbers have plummeted by over 40% in the last three generations, due to loss of living space and conﬂict with people.
Lions are the most sociable of all big cats. They live in groups called prides, which usually consist of related females and their cubs. Dominant males, with their flowing manes (a sign of virility), fight to maintain breeding rights.
Three-quarters of African lion populations are in decline. With only around 20,000 in the wild, they’re now officially classified as ‘vulnerable’.
Please visit https://www.wwf.org.uk/wildlife/african-lions to help save these magnificent beasts.