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MYTH: Captive-bred lions can be released into the wild

This is one of the most common myths linked to the captive lion breeding industry.

As much as a wild animal is never fully tame, captive-bred lions are human-imprinted and therefore lose their fear for humans.

This could therefore pose a significant risk for human-wildlife conflict when introduced into wild spaces.

This is just one reason why captive-bred lions cannot be released into the wild.

South Africa – it is time to #CancelCaptivity