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U.S. Adds African Lions To Endangered Species List03:59Download

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Wild lions are pictured before mating at Amboseli national park in Kenya. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Wild lions are pictured before mating at Amboseli national park in Kenya. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

The outcry over the shooting death of Cecil the lion by an American hunter drew attention to the plight of the species. Now, the Obama administration has decided to list lions in Central and West Africa as endangered, which will give them new and more robust protections.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog, about the the new protection.

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This segment aired on December 21, 2015.

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