World Lion Day 2021: History and Significance
Every year, World Lion Day is observed on August 10 across the world. the main objective of this day is to raise awareness and gather support for their declining population and conservation. Lions are listed as endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List.
Purpose of this day:
- To search the ways that will help in protecting the big cat’s natural environment.
- Make people aware of wild cats on the dangers and how to protect themselves.
World Lion Day 2021: History
- in 2013, World Lion Day was launched to raise awareness and gather support for their declining population and conservation.
Lion in India
- In India, we can find Asiatic Lion is one of the five big cats and the other four being the Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, Clouded leopard, and Snow Leopard are found.
- India has recorded the highest ever increase of 29 percent in its lion population from 523 in 2015 to 674 in 2020. the census of the majestic big cats was organized by the Gujarat government in June last year.
World Lion Day 2021: Quotes
- “A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man.” – Turkish Proverb
- “It is better to go in the dark when the road must pass a lion and there is no other road.” – Robert E. Howard
- “An injured lion still wants to roar.” – Randy Pausch
- “The lion does not need the whole world to fear him, only those nearest where he roams.” – A. J. Darkholme
- “Love has the face of a goddess, but the talons of a lion.” – Ivan Panin
- “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. It will defend itself.” – St. Augustine
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