World Lion Day


This is the day to celebrate the ‘King of the Jungle’. Ever imagined why the lion is called the king of the jungle?

Tigers run individually and hide on the wood while Lions dominate other lions by fighting with them. Moreover, lions make a group called pride and roam freely without any fear in the Jungle. This makes them stronger than a tiger who is running for food alone. That’s why Lions are called the King of the jungle.

This day basically aims to raise awareness of the majestic hunter. However, it is necessary for individuals to understand the importance of animals. This day solely focuses on raising awareness for the safety of lions.

History of World Lion Day

Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to big cats found this day.

On this day people come together from across the world to pay tribute to the mighty lions in different ways.

The number of lions has been drastically decreasing. This might lead to lions being a part of the endangered species. This is a very serious matter to look upon. We do not want to reach the scenario as tigers.

World Lion Day is the brainchild of co-founders Dereck and Beverly Joubert. They were a husband-and-wife team with a passion for big cats. 

They began the initiative in 2013, bringing together both National Geographic and the Big Cat Initiative under a single banner to protect the remaining big cats living in the wild.

Three million years ago, lions roamed all over Africa and the Eurasian supercontinent. 

But today, various ice ages and changes in the natural environment means that their range is reduced primarily to Africa and select parts of Asia.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, lions are a “vulnerable” species, meaning that their numbers could and should be higher. 

Currently, researchers estimate that there are between 30,000 and 100,000 lions left on planet Earth. 

Without significant intervention, there is a chance that they could find themselves on the endangered list alongside other species most at risk of extinction.

Importance of Lions

World Lion Day, therefore, is an opportunity for lion lovers all over the planet to push back against the decline in the range and habitat of the king of beasts. 

These giant animals are among the world’s largest land species and an apex predator with a reputation like no other. 

It would be a tragic loss for both nature and humanity if the species were to disappear entirely from the natural environment.

The threats against lions, however, are all too real. 

 A reduction in food combined with hunting tourism is making them more vulnerable with every passing year. Over the last four decades, the lion population declined by fifty percent.

How to celebrate World Lion Day?

The organizers of World Lion Day want to make it as easy as possible for anyone to get involved in supporting these majestic beasts and protecting them for future generations. 

If you head on over to their website, you’ll find code that you can use to embed World Lion Day images on your web pages.

 Visitors can then click the link to get forwarded to the World Lion Day website to donate for various projects.

A person could change your social media profile pictures to a lion for the day.

You could draw a sketch and share it with friends, and find out who has the loudest roar.

You can even get your coworkers to sponsor you to wear a lion jumpsuit to work, then make a donation to Big Cat Rescue’s ongoing mission.

Save the Lions

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