World Lion Day 2023 History, Significance, Quotes, Status and FAQ

Today is World Lion Day. The king of the forest. Lion’s behavior is royal. Every year 10 August, World Lion Day is celebrated all over the world. The main objective of this day is to create awareness among people about lions and to educate them about this animal and its conservation.  Everything is achieved as a result of effort. Many may know about World Lion Day, but many may not.

 The idea of ​​International Lion Day is the brainchild of Derek and Beverly Zuber. This South African couple is world famous for their enthusiasm for ‘big cats’. There is much to learn from lions. Because of their courage, intelligence, strength, and greatness, the image of lions is seen in important places like national flags, royal emblems, etc.

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History of World Lion Day

The first World Lion Day was established in 2013. It was led by Derek and Beverly Joubert, a couple with a passion for conservation and wild cats. After realizing that the global lion population had drastically declined, Jouberts approached “National Geographic” for help with the brand.  Forming a partnership with them, the couple came up with the Big Cat Initiative (BCI) in 2009.

BCI’s main mission will be to protect and conserve the world’s remaining lion species. While factors such as deforestation, climate change, and human intervention can affect lion populations, studies have shown that their extremely low numbers may also be related to ice ages and natural environmental disasters that have left them isolated in only a few countries. World, namely India and South Africa. As of today, B.C.I.

 The lion comes from the ‘Fieldale family of cats and is considered an apex predator. It is the second largest cat weighing around 300 to 600 pounds, the first being its cousin the tiger. The average lion has a muscular body with a small round head and ears and a tufty tail. Its gender can be identified by its heavy and luscious mane, which is absent in lionesses.

Lions are the only cats that roam in large groups known as points of pride. Scientists believe lions do this because prey is easier to catch in the wild. Their natural habitats are savannas and grasslands. You will likely find a pride of lions near water bodies as they strategically wait for prey to drink there and then pounce on them.

Significance of World Lion Day

Today, World Lion Day is being celebrated all over the world. The purpose of celebrating this day is to raise awareness about the health and conservation of the king of the jungle. There are mainly two subspecies of lions that survive today. One is the African lion and the other is the Asiatic lion.  While African lions are found across vast areas of Africa, a small number of Indian lions are found only in the Gir Reserve of India.

The plural of lion refers to Africa

n lions. Animals that people typically think of as charismatic or popular, such as those with a reputation for being bright, fast, or extraordinarily beautiful, are at great risk, a new study says. The lion is one of them. The researchers found that the common people do not suffer from any fear that these animals may become extinct.

 As a result, they are not aware of their conservation. The researchers looked at the list of endangered animals of the international organization IUCN. It shows that nine of the top ten animals in the survey are in critical, endangered, or very poor condition.

 When asked about these animals in the survey, whether people think their condition is bad. The answer was, no. The number of lions that used to be around the world no longer exists. But it is important to save this animal, this animal is the wealth of every country. Therefore, World Lion Day is celebrated every year to make people aware of the need to save this animal.

How to celebrate World Lion Day?

Lions are endangered animals. Various projects have been taken for its conservation. Safe roaming of lions in the sanctuary. Lion numbers in Africa are declining dramatically. It is said that the number of this animal has decreased by 40% in the last three generations.

 The reasons behind this are said to be the destruction of lion habitats and food shortage. Lion poaching is also a big factor. However, it is estimated that 20,000 to 39,000 lions are still scattered around the world. Our wildlife is the wealth of our country. But due to climate change or various reasons these wild animals have disappeared day by day.

We all know that many wild animals have already disappeared from the earth.  If the animals disappear like this, our forests will become empty. They are our national wealth. Therefore, every country takes various measures to protect wildlife. Every country has wildlife conservation laws. But still, there is a lot of lack of awareness among people. Every person should be aware to protect the wildlife of the country, otherwise day by day we will lose these beautiful animals from our environment. Today is World Lion Day.  Let’s know some ways to observe-

Take an oath to protect the lion

Today on World Lion Day we pledge to protect this wildlife. This animal is our native wealth and if each of us works to save this animal from our place, we will be successful. Many lion hunters hunt lions and due to this the number of lions in our forests is decreasing day by day. Lion is a very beautiful and majestic animal called the king of the forest since long people have seen this animal in high places. We should all come forward to protect the status of this animal.

This animal is very important for our environment besides the lion is the beauty of a country. Let us take an oath today to protect this animal

Refrain from buying Lion products

Many lion hunters hunt lions and kill them to make bags, courts, or various tools from the skins of lions and sell them at high prices in the market. Many luxury people spend extra money to buy these goods and use them. This is increasing the poaching of lions and native wildlife is disappearing from our country.

Let us refrain from buying lion products. There is no legal action against selling lion skins or any lion products. With the help of the law and the help of all the people of the country, we can save this wild animal.

Donate money

Many organizations protect wildlife, nationally and internationally, and these organizations are always working to protect the resources of the country. We can invest some money in those organizations on World Lions Day which will make the work of these voluntary organizations easier. If you are able, you can do many valuable and noble things with your money.

Invest your money in good deeds. Also apart from investing money, you can volunteer in all organizations.  As a citizen of the country, you can also come forward to protect the wildlife of the country.

Interesting facts about lions

Let’s learn more about this majestic cat on World Lion Day. Weighing up to 500 pounds and up to 10 feet tall, the lion is the second largest member of the cat family after the tiger. They can vocalize soon after they are born but do not roar until they are about a year old and their roar can be heard up to 5 miles away.

They are the only cats that live in regular social groups and their groups are called points of pride.  A typical pride size is usually between 10 and 15 animals but can vary from 2 to 40 members. Male lions in Tsavo, Kenya are male they can reach a maximum speed of 81 km per hour while running.

Within a pride, females do most of the hunting and rearing, and males protect the pride’s territory. While females live with pride for life, males usually give up their pride at a few years of age. Although lions eat about 20 pounds of meat a day, some are capable of consuming up to 100 pounds a day. Many females give birth to pride at the same time, so the cubs also nurse from other females.

World Lion Day Quotes

Lions are the national treasure of a country and their beauty is impossible to describe. Because the lion possesses all beauty. This is why the strongest is given the title of king of the forest. This animal is considered the king of all animals only because of its strength and brilliance. People from all over the world come to see the lions in the forest show.

Lions are the wealth of a country as well as the beauty of nature. But this resource is now on the verge of extinction. Every person should be aware to protect this property. Many famous people have given many quotes while describing the beauty of lions. Even the lion is always compared to power. Let’s take a look at some quotes on World Lion Day-

  • “Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.” -Charles de Gaulle.
  • “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” -Vernon Howard.
  • “The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends to do should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.” –Chanakya

World Lion Day Status

Awareness alone can play the biggest role in saving these wild animals. In addition to self-awareness, it is important to make others aware as well. On World Lion Day let us inform everyone about this day and increase awareness by sharing a status on our social media accounts. Some statuses are presented for your convenience.

  • Wildlife is the wealth of our country. Let’s pledge to protect that on World Lion Day.
  • The lion is one of the most beautiful animals. This animal is becoming extinct day by day.  Let us all be aware of National Lion Day and come forward to save this animal

FAQ about World Lion Day

What is the date of World Lion Day?

World Lion Day is observed on 9 August every year. Source-Wikipedia

Who started World Lion Day?

 Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

When was Started World Lion Day?


Hope you already know all the information about World Lion Day. We have even tried to inform you about World Lion Day activities. If you have any more queries, then feel free to ask in the comment box. We will try to reply as soon as possible. Let’s all come forward to save wildlife lions. Happy World Lion Day to all