Adopt a lion and receive
- Your own cuddly toy lion to keep at home
- An adoption pack, including a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and glossy photo to display.
- A copy of Born Free’s bi-annual Adopt magazine with exclusive updates.
Lions live in prides consisting of a few adult males, related females and their cubs. Hunting is largely done by the female members of the pride, with the males protecting the pride and its territory.
Lions in the wild are found in grassland and savanna habitats in sub-Saharan Africa. There is one exception which is a small population in the Gir National Park in western India.
Lions are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List as populations in Africa have declined by more than 40% in the past 30 years.
udopt it because
- Wild lion populations face the risk of extinction from numerous threats including habitat loss, and human encroachment leading to killings to protect livestock. However, this isn’t the only issue lion populations face. In some countries it is still legal to shoot lions for sport, leading to a growing wave of hunting facilities in South Africa where lions are reared for release into confined areas to be shot by trophy hunters.
- Funds from your Born Free adoption will help care for rescued lions that have been saved from appalling captive conditions. Your money will also support a series of conservation projects to reduce conflict with humans, monitor populations and protect lions in the wild in Kenya.
- Adopting a lion makes for a fantastic gift. Not only will it delight and educate the recipient but funds will go towards Born Free’s critical work.
- Adoption programmes start from as little as £3.00 a month.
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Did you know?
- Lion prides usually consist of up to 10 to 15 lions.
- An adult male’s roar can be heard up to 8km away
- Lions hunt predominantly at dawn and dusk, and sometimes at night. Female lions do most of the hunting. The male lions protect the pride and its territory.
- In the wild, lions can live for 12 – 16 years.
- Lions can run at a speed of up to 81kmph.