He reminds me of the wolf from The Neverending Story when The Nothing spreads D:
Species: panthera leo (African lion; Afrikanischer Löwe)
Distritbution: Wild lions currently exist in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with a critically endangered remnant population in northwest India, having disappeared from North Africa, the Middle East, and Western Asia in historic times.
(unexpected isn`t it? Please have a look: [link]
); possibly irreversible population decline of 30 to 50 percent over the past two decades in its African range. habitat loss and conflicts with humans
Research on declining lion population in Africa: [link]
Extra: Lions live for around 1014 years in the wild, while in captivity they can live over 20 years. They sleep up to 20h a day in the wild.
Unfortunately the most lions in zoos are not pure breed of their subspecies; mostly because subspecies were not known back then :/