#WorldLionDay Instagram photos and videos

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What a gorgeous animal – surely in grace, power and beauty it transcends all other species. We should be most careful not to lose them from our planet. #WorldLionDay


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No. 3 of the 3 winning animals from the #WorldAnimalDay Vote: Lions⬇️
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Only forty years ago, 200,000 lions roamed Africa. Since then, the population has plummeted to just over 20,000 – a 90 percent decrease. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has classified the lion as “Vulnerable” on its Red List. The iconic big cats have been wiped out in twelve African countries, and possibly as many as sixteen.
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Trophy hunting is a serious menace, especially in South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, where wealthy tourists pay five-figure sums for the “privilege” of shooting a lion. The killing of a dominant male is particularly devastating, as males taking over a pride kill the cubs of their predecessors. Shooting a single dominant male lion can thus mean the deaths of up to twenty lions in total.
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As if traditional trophy hunting were not barbaric enough, in South Africa, lions are being bred specifically to be shot. The “king of the jungle” is thus being turned into a factory-farmed trophy. More lions live in captivity there than in the wild, and around 1,000 are killed every year. Canned "hunting” of captive and virtually tame lions does not reduce the pressure on their wild counterparts – it often serves as a gateway drug to hunting wild lions.

⛔️Please sign the petiton in my bio calling on the presidents of South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia to ban all forms of hunting and farms, and put stronger protection laws in place to help protect them for future generations. Lions belong in the wild, not in farms waiting to be shot.

Photo via @lukewaitphotography

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Oct 7 - Lion for World Lion Day (which was actually back in Aug; I'm way behind!) #inktober #inktober2017 #worldlionday #fabercastellpittartistpen #fieldartistwatercolorjournal #yestheresawatercolorwashovertheink


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#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Lions are known for their beauty, power and ferocity. But few know that they have been disappearing at an alarming rate. Help us turn up the volume on this quiet crisis - REGRAM this. And to give, please visit lionrecoveryfund.org or follow the link in the bio. Thank you so much! 🦁

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If the parks and reserves of Africa’s savannas were properly resourced and effectively managed, we could have 3-4 times the number of lions we have today. Today on #WorldLionDay, @LeonardoDiCaprioFdn and @WildNetOrg are launching a powerful coalition for #lionconservation--the @LionRecovery Fund. Find out more at lionrecoveryfund.org.


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Panthera Leo - African lions are only 20,000 remain in the wild, they’re now officially classified as ‘vulnerable’. Lions are top predators in their environment, whether that’s grasslands, desert or open woodland. It means they play a crucial role in keeping a healthy balance of numbers among other animals, especially herbivores like zebra and wildebeest – which in turn influences the condition of grasslands and forests.

By protecting a lion’s landscape, we’re helping the whole area to thrive, which doesn’t just benefit wildlife but the people who rely on local natural resources too.

Source: WWF

Taken while on early morning game drive in #southafrica

Celebrating #worldanimalday

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Pilanesberg, North-West, South Africa
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