LEARN ABOUT LIONS

The idea of this section is to make it a free educational resource for anyone online who wants to learn more about lions, their behaviour, natural history and husbandry in zoos. This area of the website will always be expanding as we add more educational information for all to read.

Please click on the headings below to find information on specific subjects:

  • An Overview                                                                                                                                Learn a basic overview of the African Lion, why does it differ to the Asiatic Lion? and why do the                                  males and females look so different.

         Learn more about how lions behave in the wild, why they live in prides and how complex lion                                                societies can be.

       Learn more about where lions live in the wild and the different environments that they have                                                  adapted to live in.

       Learn more about the threats that lions face in the wild, how they affect the population as a whole and what is                    being done to tackle them.             

       Learn more about the history of the lions you see in UK zoos and the important role that they play                                        in raising awareness for their wild cousins.

In September 2017 one of our trustees visited the Masai Mara National Reserve to gain an insight into the problems that face lions in the wild. This was also the perfect opportunity to observe lions in the wild and to then share it to all of you. This section of the website contains information on the lions that live in the Mara, the Conservancy that we stayed in and a blog detailing all of the lions sighted and what they were doing. We hope that this will give people the chance to read more about lions and how they behave.

WORKING WITH ZOOS

We have also worked with zoos to make this information more readily available to their visitors.   We have printed leaflets which contain aspects of  our information currently on our Learn About Lions section on the website focusing on lion behaviour and the threats that they face in the wild. These leaflets have been sent to different 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 on 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 as a PDF to the left and if you are from a zoo and want to take part in this project please don't hesitate to contact us and get involved.

OUR MISSION:

"TO ENSURE THE SURVIVAL OF LIONS IN THE WILD FOR GENERATIONS TO COME"

Safina Lion Conservation Fund   Registered Charity 1172709