10 August – World Lion Day
Lion Day aims to raise awareness of the animal kingdom’s most beautiful and fearsome creature. It’s a day for people to come together from across the world to pay tribute to the mighty lion in as many ways as possible.
Though a fun and exciting occasion for all, its foundations are based on a very serious matter: 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.
How you celebrate is entirely up to you. You could change your social media profile pictures to a lion for the day, draw a sketch and share it with friends, find out who has the loudest roar, or even wear a lion jumpsuit to work.