Today we celebrate World Lion Day; an international day to mark the majesty and plight of our incredible yet vanishing lions.
Lions are a truly global symbol – everyone instantly recognises and understands their unmistakeable features. On one hand a playful and misunderstood cat, on the other a renowned and revered killer. Say what you like about lions, they’re diminishing fast. Only somewhere between 16,500 and 47,000 African lions still live in the wild, while the Asiatic lion is now classed as officially endangered.
Today is our chance to commemorate and celebrate these majestic, magical big cats. Whether it’s pledging to march for their survival, or to donate time or money to help safeguard their existence on our fragile planet, why not play your part and take action for lions today? None of us want to see a day where the only lions in existence are those in zoos. Let’s all join together to do what we can, while we can.
Happy Lion Day, everyone.
For a full list of global animal events taking place throughout the year please visit our Calendar.
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