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World Lion Day 2023

World Lion Day 2023:

World Lion Day is celebrated every year on August 10 to raise awareness about the conservation of lions and their habitats. It was first established in 2013 by Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to lions.

  • Recent studies have revealed that lions were once present in the Arabian Peninsula, significantly influencing Arab culture.
  • It is noted that Arabic dialects and literature contain an extensive array of almost 700 distinct names or expressions referring to the lion.
  • Scientific Name: Panthera leo
  • The lion is divided into two subspecies: the African lion (Panthera leo leo) and the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica).
  • Lions are known for their distinctive appearance, including a tawny coat, a tufted tail, and a prominent mane in males.
  • They are social animals and live in groups called prides. A pride typically consists of multiple females, their offspring, and a few adult males.
  • Lions are found in sub-Saharan Africa and a small population exists in the Gir Forest National Park in the Indian state of Gujarat.