The Democratic Republic of the Congo 20 Francs Year 2003 Banknote – Front and Back
The majestic profile announces the featured subject of our banknote, The Lion Family.
Kundelungu is a National park of the Democratic Republic of the Congo established in 1970.
Kundelungu National Park is mentioned on the face of our banknote, captioned beneath the lioness and her cubs. Kundelungu National Park was constituted in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the southeastern sector, near to southern border with Zambia.
The Congo Lion has been proposed as a lion subspecies, but is not so accepted at this time. Lions range in DR Congo, Uganda and Burundi, and the region is considered a potential stronghold for lions if the poaching can be stopped. Presently, lion populations are considered stable in only a few remaining reagions in Botswana and Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Lions are suffering from poaching and diminishing habitat.