National Geographic : 1969 Apr
HEART OF LION COUNTRY, Serengeti NationalPark bigger than Connecticut-providesan oasis of security in the shrinking domain of Africa's wildlife. Within historic times, the lion roamed most of Africa, southern Europe, the lands of the Bible, and northern India. miles of park land, disappearing for months from the fixed territories of many of the park's 1,000 lions. Then each pride must scour its territory-which may cover 100 square miles or more-in search of scarcer, harder-to-catch prey such as buffalo, topi, and impala. 499 KODACHROME© N.G .S .