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.