International Tiger Day is being celebrated on 29 July every year all around the world. This day is also celebrated as Awareness Day to prevent the extinction caused due to poaching. It is due to poaching and destruction of forests that the number of tigers has dropped significantly in various countries.
India currently accounts for 70 percent of the total tiger population in the world.
The idea of ‘International Tiger Day’ was born in 2010, at the Tiger Conference in St. Petersburg, and it was decided that it would be celebrated every year on 29 July.
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This celebration was founded by Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to big cats.
Even though they are sometimes referred to as the 'king of the jungle', lions are under grave threat due to a number of man-made issues, including poaching and deforestation. The lion population is rapidly declining. Therefore to spread awareness about the lions and the issues faced by them World Lion Day is observed on August 10 every year.
Lion numbers have dramatically declined to the point where the species needs to be placed on the endangered list, just like its larger cousin the tiger.
According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, lions are a “vulnerable” species, meaning that their numbers could and should be higher. Currently, researchers estimate that there are between 30,000 and 100,000 lions left on planet Earth.
Over the course of five decades, the global lion population has decreased by about 90%.
The threats against lions are many: they face the dual specters of increasingly popular “trophy hunting” and human incursion on their traditional wildlands. A reduction in food combined with hunting tourism is making them more vulnerable with every passing year.
Raise awareness on Lion Day and the issues that the species faces in the wild, share photos of this big cat with your friends, support the protection of natural habitats.
Facts about lions
• While female lions perform the majority of the hunting, male lions guard the pride's territory. Nevertheless, the males always eat first.
• The most social of all the big cats, African lions live in packs called 'prides'. About 15 lions make up a pride.
• While a lion can run at 50 mph for short distances and leap 36 feet, its roar can be heard up to five miles away.
• The colour of a male lion's mane is a reliable indicator of his age. The older the lion, the darker his mane.
• Lions are the second-largest cat in the world, just behind the Asian tiger.
• Lions are typically found in grasslands and plains rather than the forests.