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World Lion Day

August 10, 2017

World Lion Day

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Julie Larsen Maher 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

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

LEARNING TO LIVE WITH LIONS

Whisker spots are unique to each lion like human fingerprints. –Marc Napao

WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE

Hunting and conservation make controversial bedfellows. –Natalie Ingle

THE PRIDE

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added lions to the Endangered Species List, an important move to help in their conservation. –Kristen Avery

SPOTTING SIMBA

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 ROAR OF WINTER

The full roar of winter in the northeast U.S. –Kristen Avery

CRUEL SHACKLE

Snares are a major threat to wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park. –Tutilo Mudumba

GAME OF THRONES

Pride males regularly patrol their territory and scent mark the bushes where there is the highest density of wire snares. –Tutilo Mudumba

GATHERING OF ANIMALS

Butcherman and his Delta pride were nestled together with a visibly calm herd of kob–a favorite prey of lions. –Tutilo Mudumba


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