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Battle of Waterloo

Coming to Africa soon?

The battlefield was just south of Brussels. The area still belonged to the Netherlands at that time. In commemoration of the victory of the allied armies over Napoleon’s forces, King William I of the Netherlands erected a large mound at the site of the major battle, now topped by a magnificent lion statue.

This weekend, commemorations will be held, and many will attend. Will any of those cast their eyes up to the lion statue and spare a thought for this highly endangered species?

Or will we, perhaps twenty or so years from now, erect a similar mound someplace in Africa to commemorate the extinction of the last wild lion?

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Add a comment | Posted by Chris Macsween at 20:05