World Lion Day

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Some facts about the mighty Kings and Queen of the Savannah…NOT the Jungle!

  • Lionesses are usually the main hunters for the Pride. However, Males will join in too.
  • The Tiger is generally bigger than the African Lion. The Asiatic Lion is smaller than the African Lion.
  • Asiatic Lions are normally found in more colder climates.
  • Asiatic Lions are Asian Lions.
  • Lions are the biggest sleepers out of all the big cats. They can sleep up too 16-20 hours per day!
  • A group of male lions are called a coalition. A group of female lions and family of lions are called a “Pride”.

Some famous Lions, and Lionesses!:

Meet the Lion: Scarface -National Geographic Video

The Tsalala Lioness

Cecil the Lion

Jericho the Lion – Jericho was Cecil’s “brother” unlike Cecil, Jericho died from natural cases. Jericho also helped to allow his and Cecil’s cubs long enough to succeed on their own.

Bibi the Marsh Lioness (found poisoned)

Leo, the MGM Lion

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A hundred years ago over 200,000 lions roamed Africa and Asia. Today, that number is about 20,000. That’s a 90% reduction in the population. With only around 20,000 in the wild, they’re now officially classified as ‘vulnerable’.

Conservation and Funding … Reputable Business. 

Lion Recovery  – The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

GG Conservation – The Glen Garriff Foundation

 

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