Most animals fear people regardless of how large or potentially dangerous they are. They want to be left in peace.
The future of lions holds in the balance. Once the most widespread mammal on earth after man, lions are now believed to number 25,000. The problem is that lions and humans want the same thing-real estate. A prime lion territory in Maasai Mara measures 50 to 100 square kilometers and offers ambush sites, access to water, shade of trees and bushes, and somewhere safe to raise young.