• World Lion Day is observed globally on August 10 every year.
• World Lion Day is marked to raise awareness about the king of beasts and the efforts undertaken for their conservation.
• Owing to their courage, intelligence, strength, and magnificence, lions often feature on national flags, and royal symbols and emblems to represent command, power or authority across cultures.
• World Lion Day was launched in 2013.
Lions are one of Africa’s most recognisable animals and for good reason: more than any other animal in the African wilderness, lions signify courage, strength, and power. Spending up to 20 hours of the day sleeping or resting, lions.
Dr. Natalia Borrego works with lion whisperer Kevin Richardson to carry out lion IQ tests. She believes that they are the smartest of all the cats. … A lion must work out how to open a door, then reach her head inside to get a reward.
Lions do hugs humans.. that’s what you see… But remember it’s a lion . Years of animal behaviour training can make this possible. Lions can be affectionate towards their loving trainer/owner. But doesn’t mean it’s perfectly safe.
Facts of lion :
- Lions plays a key role in the food chain by helping to control the herbivore population.The lions have a reputation of being the ‘chief’ predator of their habitat as they are known to even kill large herbivores such as elephants and giraffes. Disease Control. Lions prey mainly on herd animals.
- The lion has forever been a symbol of strength, power and ferocity. During WWF tours to Africa, seeing the majestic species up-close is sure to be a spine-tingling experience.
- 10 African lions are the most social of all big cats and live together in groups or “prides.” A pride consists of about 15 lions.
- Lions are the only cats that live in groups. A group, or pride, can be up to 30 lions, depending on how much food and water is available.
- Female lions are the main hunters. While they’re out looking for food, the males guard the pride’s territory and their young.
Which animal kills lion ?
Hippopotamus: This animal could easily defend itself from a lion and even a group of lions. The hippo has an enormous teeth that can crush a lion with a bite. Hippos are very strong and fast to attack a lion.