THE LION: SYMBOL OF AFRICA
Whenever anyone thinks of Africa, an image of a majestic full-maned lion comes to mind. From children’s stories to award winning documentaries, the lion always seems to be the main actor. Lions may be a symbol of strength in the animal kingdom but now more than ever we are needed to conserve and prevent the further decline of this magnificent species.
Wildlife Encounter Victoria Falls operates the Phase One of ALERT’s(African Lion and Environmental Research Trust) rehabilitation and release into the wild program.
Lions are listed as Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Appendix II and are regarded as ‘vulnerable’ by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
Lets not allow lions to lose their title as king.
Lion populations face a risk of extinction from numerous threats. The main threats to lions include:
- Human-Lion conflict.
- Targeted snaring and poisoning.
- Habitat Loss.
- Prey depletion.
Want to contribute towards Lion conservation?
Join us on Lion Encounter today.
Ambassador animals can provide compelling experiences needed for people to gain and maintain personal connections with the own relationships with nature. Such is the case with our lion encounters; our lions are impactful catalysts in the delivery of our conservation messages, which profoundly affect and promote attitudinal changes in the area. Money generated on the encounter funds the conservation and community projects that are necessary for the future of the African Lion and the ecosystem.