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The first South African legislation on the killing of predators was established in 1656. Six realen were awarded to those who shot or captured lions. In the 1890s, over 4000 lions were killed both inside and outside Kruger National Park in an effort to boost game populations. Between 1903 and 1927, no fewer than 1,272 lions were killed by ...Read More...

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The Rhodesian ridgeback also called African Lion dog/hound (in order to remove the word "ridgeback" from the name, due to the fact that the ridge isn't normal and is actually a sign of Spina Bifida)[1] is a dog breed developed in the former British crown colony of Southern Rhodesia, now the nation of Zimbabwe, hence this breed's historically-derived name, from progenitor breeds in several neighboring nations of Southern Africa. Rhodesian ridgebacks' forebears are drawn both from a native African landrace breed and from several imported European hunting breeds brought by early European pioneers to the Cape Colony in South Africa, notably collies,[2] hounds including bloodhounds,[3] greyhounds, and perhaps deerhounds, large terriers, possibly the boarhound known as the great Danes,[2] which had been loosely consolidated into the Boer 'lion dog', which had been crossed with the semi-domesticated, occasionally dorsal ridged hunting dogs of the Khoikhoi tribes who spread from Botswana into South Africa with their dogs. It was...Read More...