LEARN ABOUT LIONS

This is a free educational resource, always being added to for anyone online who wants to learn more about lions, their behaviour, natural history and husbandry in zoos. Lions are a fascinating subject, click on the specific headlines below to learn more...

Distribution & Status

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Natural
Habitat

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Biology & Appearance

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Fighting To
Survive

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Natural
Behaviour

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Zoos Lions
of the UK

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A Safina Connection...
You will start to see more of these spotlights throughout our educational pages as we start to link our work with our zoo and conservation partners directly to our Learn About Lions Project. We hope that this will add more of a focus to our work and link all aspects of our work together.
We also work with zoos to share information focusing on lion behaviour and the threats that they face in the wild with their visitors by providing free educational leaflets.

These leaflets have been distributed to zoos across the UK in time for World Lion Day on the 10th August so that keepers can give out these leaflets at talks and events throughout the summer holidays. We would like to thank all of the zoos that have taken these leaflets and given them out to members of the public and put them on display in public areas. Further details of which zoos have taken part in our Learn About Lions project are named in our Annual Reviews which can be seen in our About Us section. The pictures above show three zoos that have taken part for both 2018 and 2019 Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo, Linton Zoo Conservation Park and New Forest Wildlife Park. Our Learn About Lions leaflet can be seen by clicking on the PDF link below and if you are from a zoo and want to take part in this project please don't hesitate to contact us and we can involve you in the project and send some to your zoo.

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Trustees and supporters of the SLCF have been out to visit the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya twice in recent years. These two pages contain blogs that have been created to share the experiences of seeing lions and to share what we have learnt about them while being out to see them in their natural habitat and the issues that face them in the wild. We hope that this will give people the chance to read more about lions in the wild and how they behave.

Observations From The Mara

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In September 2017 one of our trustees joined a volunteering programme in the Naboisho Conservancy just outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve to gain an insight into the problems that lions face in the wild. This was the perfect opportunity to observe lions in the wild and to visit one of the last lion population strongholds.

What Is It Like To Live Around Lions?

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When visiting the Maasai Mara in 2017 one of our trustees was able to meet and talk to one of the Maasai Guides, Francis, who happily agreed to take part in an informal mini interview to answer questions about living around lions, growing up in the local communities and the changes in his lifetime. Click above to read the full interview with Francis.

Kenya Lion Expedition 2020

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In February 2020 along with two colleagues from out supporters Wild Arena Ltd and Knowsley Safari one of our trustees visited the headquarters of our conservation Partner the Mara Predator Conservation Programme. With the help of David from Wild Arena Ltd we created a video blog to share with you all our experiences and what we learnt on our visit.

working with zoo lions for wild lions

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