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South Africa’s LIVE LION Trade

Between 2010-2020, South Africa exported 2,164 LIVE lions globally. This is in addition to the many lion hunting trophies and body parts we export for commercial purposes.
The vast majority (98.5%) of these live lions were bred in captivity and exported from South Africa legally under the CITES system.
Live Lions exported from captive-bred population from 2010-2020