10 reasons to pounce on Panthera’s fight to #LetLionsLive

1. LIONS ARE SOME OF OUR BIGGEST CELEBRITIES
Can’t imagine life without The Lion King? Neither could we. And we'd bet you didn’t know Simba actually means “lion” in Swahili!


2. THEY’VE GOT POWERFUL BEYONCE-LIKE VOCALS
A single roar from one of these majestic creatures can be heard from as far as 5 miles away.



3. LIGERS, TIGONS, LEOPONS, and JAGLIONS
When a lion and a tiger fall in love, they make the cutest baby ligers and tigons. There are also lion and leopard hybrids known as leopons and even jaglions (jaguar/lion hybrids).


4. THEY’RE ALWAYS ON THEIR TOES
Talk about tip toeing around everything… did you know a lion’s heels never touch the ground when it walks?


5. THEY LOVE SLEEPING IN, JUST LIKE YOU
It’s like lions understand what our weekends are for – lions can spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping!



6. THEY KNOW THAT TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK.
Lions are the only cats to live in groups (called prides) and the only ones that hunt cooperatively.



7. THEY ALWAYS LOOK GOOD STRUTTING DOWN THE CATWALK
I guess you could call them stylish cats… After all, lions are the only cats with manes (and the scruff is a pretty good look on them if we do say so ourselves).


8. BUT THEIR CONSERVATION STATUS IS VULNERABLE
Unfortunately, lion populations have been on a rapid decline and have plummeted more than 43% in just the past two decades.



9. THEY’VE SIMPLY VANISHED FROM 12 COUNTRIES
Today, only about 20,000 lions remain occupying just 8% of their historical range. They’re reported to have already vanished from 12 African countries and may have recently disappeared from four other countries.



10. THANKFULLY, MAKING A DIFFERENCE IS NOT IMPAWSSIBLE
Solutions like lion-proof corrals were created to provide safer homes for livestock and has greatly reduced the number of lions killed by cattle farmers. We’re happy to note that there have been no reported lion deaths to date in 2016 (compared to just one in 2015 and at least 20 back in 2013 before the corrals were built).


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Nadine Izaguirre
Nadine Izaguirre

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