Lion Country Safari is hosting an event in honor of World Lion Day on August 8th, 2022, from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. This year’s event will feature crafts, educational displays, a raffle, and special VIP tours (limited space) that guests can participate in for an additional fee, which will be donated to lion conservation.
World Lion Day is a celebration of lions and an opportunity to raise awareness about the vital need for worldwide participation in their protection and conservation in the wild.
African lions are currently listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); populations have been severely diminished in the past 25 years, due largely to habitat loss and conflict with humans.
Lion Country Safari cares for 9 lions in multiple social groups, including young lions born at the park in late 2019. Lion Country Safari is proud to support lion conservation and to participate in several of AZA’s Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) programs to save species.