The King of the Jungle has his own special day.

“Knowledge is like a Lion; it cannot be gently embraced.” ~ South African proverb

Today Is World Lion Day. Here is one of these most majestic of creatures, seen at the ‘Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve’, set in the heart of the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ World Heritage Site, west of Johannesburg.

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World Lion Day is:

“An independent campaign working to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide. “Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves”

…The lion is an enduring symbol across the nations and has fascinated man throughout the millennia. To lose such a species would be to lose a significant part of our global heritage.”

as stated at the official ‘World Lion Day‘ campaign page.

Photo: Be active today on World Lion Day. Create awareness and support those working to save the King of Beasts and his Kingdom.

See more lions on Marina’s Blog.

“It’s better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep all your life.”

~ Elizabeth Kenny (An Australian nurse, whose principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physiotherapy.)

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57 comments on “The King of the Jungle has his own special day.

  1. Definitely a majestic animal. sometimes I watch our semi-feral cats, the way they walk and stalk prey. Then I often think of the bigger cats who move the same way. Even though I’d like to see these big cats in their natural environment (one day…), I am still glad I don’t live in their environment and have to be afraid to become their dinner.

  2. The message in the campaign page is interesting. It suggests that there are lion every where there (“as you pass through your homes, … daily lives, you stop and admire lions…”)? I like them but also afraid of them at the same time 🙂

    • I think the message is that they ARE all around us, as they have been used in heraldry and for statues and ornaments for many, many years. I don’t know where you live YC but maybe there is a lion somewhere closer to you than you think? I shall definitely keep my eye out for one… 🙂

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