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Growing Demand in China for Africa’s Lion Bones

Traditional Chinese medicine—popular throughout Asia—long has prized the supposed medicinal value of tiger bones. Now, though, as the world’s wild tiger population is disappearing fast, even facing extinction, the Chinese medicine industry may have found an alternative with lion bones. A new study reveals demand for lion bones has surged since 2008, with the bones largely going to Asia for use in traditional medicine. …

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Growing Demand in China for Africa’s Lion Bones

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