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The Barbary lion is a Panthera leo leo population in North Africa that was once regionally extinct, but has since been brought back from extinction by SciiFii and reintroduced to the Barbary Coastal regions of Maghreb from the Atlas Mountains to Egypt to help boost biodiversity. Barbary lions range in colour from light to dark tawny. Male Barbary lions have short manes, light manes, dark manes or long manes. Head-to-tail length of males varies from 2.35 to 2.8 meters (7 feet 8 1⁄2 inches to 9 feet 2 inches), and of females around 2.5 meters (8 feet 2 inches). Skull size varies from 30.85 to 37.23 centimeters (12 5⁄32 to 14 21⁄32 inches). Some manes extend over the shoulder and under the belly to the elbows. The mane hair is 8 to 22 centimeters (3 to 8 1⁄2 inches) long. The Barbary lions are among the largest of any Panthera leo leo populations, growing to be around 270 to 300 kilograms (600 to 660 lb) on average. The conservation status of the Barbary lion is Endangered due to some habitat loss and historic poaching, however, thanks to the conservationists, the Barbary lion is a protected species and is making a comeback.

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