Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Headline Poem 1/8/14 -- Haiku for Lions in West Africa

(Photo credit The Guardian)

Today's poem is for lions in West Africa, who now, according to an article today in LiveScience, are on the brink of extinction. Staff writer Tina Ghose writes that there are currently only 250 adults confined to 1 percent of their historic range. In order to save these threatened cats, governments and conservation organizations must increase budgets. Otherwise, they could be gone within the next five years.

Haiku for Lions in West Africa

Lions on the brink
Majestic, endangered cats
Conservation now