World Lion Day is a global campaign on August 10 to celebrate on the importance of this magnificent beast worldwide. Since the dawn of man the lion has played an integral role in our lives: symbolically, religiously, culturally, and biologically. To keep from losing the big cat to extinction, you can help support those who are conserving the lion’s habitat, 20 percent of which has been lost already.
To stir your love of lions, watch the Sky News video below featuring South African Kevin Richardson, a self-taught animal behaviorist known as the “Lion Whisperer.” He has worked with lions for 16 years and interacted with some of the animals since their birth on his Game Reserve near Johannesburg.
Kevin uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them while learning what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated — just like a mother understands a child. Today they accept him as one of their own.
His book appropriately named, Part of the Pride, details his work over the years with the large carnivores.
Visit WorldLionDay.com to get involved and stay informed. (Photo by Globovision shared via CC license)