1. Last night, lions, bears, tigers and other dangerous animals escaped from a preserve in Zanesville, OH. The local police have warned residents to stay indoors — and remain alert.
Last year, Fresh Air ran a piece on the dangers of owning exotic animals. View in High-Res

    Last night, lions, bears, tigers and other dangerous animals escaped from a preserve in Zanesville, OH. The local police have warned residents to stay indoors — and remain alert.

    Last year, Fresh Air ran a piece on the dangers of owning exotic animals.

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  1. Audio for Terry’s interview with Beverly and Dereck Joubert about the possibility of lions becoming extinct in the near future is now up. (Beverly’s photographs)

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In 1960, there were 400,000 lions living in the wild. Today, there are just 20,000.
"That represents a 90 to 95 percent decline," says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck Joubert. "Unless we start talking about this, these lions will be extinct within the next 10 or 15 years.”
View in High-Res

    In 1960, there were 400,000 lions living in the wild. Today, there are just 20,000.

    "That represents a 90 to 95 percent decline," says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck Joubert. "Unless we start talking about this, these lions will be extinct within the next 10 or 15 years.”

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  1. Long lens? Or photographer with nerves of steel? View in High-Res

    Long lens? Or photographer with nerves of steel?

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  1. A deleted scene from The Last Lions, a film by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The documentary filmmakers will be on Fresh Air tomorrow to discuss their movie, which follows a lioness and her cubs left to fend for themselves after the father of the cubs is killed. (Another deleted scene)

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  1. The Circle of Life: Next week, we’re going to talk to National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Beverly and Dereck Joubert about their latest documentary, The Last Lions.

    The Circle of Life: Next week, we’re going to talk to National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Beverly and Dereck Joubert about their latest documentary, The Last Lions.

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