World Lion Day

In case you hadn’t noticed, I have a huge love for Lions and Lionesses.

Remembering Lions

World Lion Day is celebrated on August 10 of every year to raise awareness about lions and to mobilise support for their protection and conservation. According to the World Wide Fund for animals (WWF), even though a lion is often referred to as the “king of the jungle,” it actually only lives in grasslands and plains. There is however, The Asiatic lion is a Panthera leo leo population surviving today only in India. Since the turn of the 20th century, its range is restricted to Gir National Park and the surrounding areas in the Indian state of Gujarat. Historically, it inhabited much of the Middle East to northern India

In all honestly, I think I began to love Lions because of talking one from a book, and I’ve just love them ever since. My favourite is Mufasa, but I love them both.

Some Lion Facts:

Five wild lionesses grow a mane and start acting like males

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2106866-five-wild-lionesses-grow-a-mane-and-start-acting-like-males/#ixzz737EfvXG8

Lions can get their water from plants

There are thought to be as few as 23,000 lions left in the wild. When you think there are around 415,000 wild African elephants, you realise lion numbers are incredibly low. In fact, lions have disappeared from over 90% of their historical range.

Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world (behind tigers). 

Lions are the only known cat species where individuals roar together – with even young cubs joining in with their mews. The calling sequence usually lasts about 40 seconds. 


Stripy Yoshi

Styx Cubs!

As many…MANY…of you know I am obsessed with the live web feed called Safari Live and there are a whole range of different wild animals that we follow.

Anyways, my favourite animals (on the top there with Elephants and Hyenas) for most of my life has been the Lions/Lionesses. There are several different groups, some of who I may have mentioned before. The Birmingham Boys and the Matimba Males…Don’t mess with the Matimba males!

The Styx female Lionesses, two of them had broken off and one of the Lionesses had given birth to three little cubs. The most nerve wracking for a little cubs time is when they meet Daddy, which is not for a while. The Styx Cubs have finally met their Daddy and not only did he accept them, but someone got all the cutest pictures and I just wanted to share with you all! Styx cubs Styx cubs1 Styx cubs2

Styx cubs3     Styx-cubs-4

 

 

Wild Earth Magic

If you read my posts you will know how obsessed I am with a particular web live cam feed. Wild Earth Safari with Nat Geo Wild. Press this Link! You will not regret it, I promise!

“WildEarth Safaris return from Djuma Game Reserve and Arathusa Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.
All drives will be shown on Ustream with the exception of the Sunset drives (9 AM- noon ET) during Big Cat Week (Nov 29th – Dec 7th).”

I decided that I would post some pictures today that will show only a little tiny part of why I LOVE this unique experience so much! (Sorry, for my bad formatting)

Check out hashtag: #SafariLive on Twitter!

Cubs1 Hyena Hyena2 Nkuhamas.docx

Ellie-Pete

 

 

The Lioness!

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I would definitely be a Lioness. I have always loved Lions ever since I saw “The Lion King” but I don’t think I’d want to be a male. The females just seem so powerful but yet at the same time they take care of their Prides. They love their families. I have seen many videos of Lionesses going out of their way to save their cubs from dangerous scenarios. Lions are beautiful, no doubt, but there is just something so powerfully beautiful about the females.