August 10, 2017
World Lion Day
- as seen by -Julie Larsen Maher
August 10 is World Lion Day.
We invite you to spend some time today reflecting on African lions’ conservation needs. Take a look back at these Wildlife Conservation Society Wild View pictures and posts honoring this iconic big cat listed as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Tree-climbing lions are rare. But there are a few that find comfort in the cradle of trees in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. –Julie Larsen Maher
Whisker spots are unique to each lion like human fingerprints. –Marc Napao
Hunting and conservation make controversial bedfellows. –Natalie Ingle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added lions to the Endangered Species List, an important move to help in their conservation. –Kristen Avery
Minutes pass, and the lioness comes closer. She is so near to me that I can see she is young – and hungry. –Julie Larsen Maher
The full roar of winter in the northeast U.S. –Kristen Avery
Snares are a major threat to wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park. –Tutilo Mudumba
Pride males regularly patrol their territory and scent mark the bushes where there is the highest density of wire snares. –Tutilo Mudumba
Butcherman and his Delta pride were nestled together with a visibly calm herd of kob–a favorite prey of lions. –Tutilo Mudumba