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Amarillo Zoo To Celebrate World Lion Day This Saturday

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This Saturday, High Plains animal lovers will have an opportunity to celebrate some of the most majestic creatures on earth.

As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, Saturday is World Lion Day, and the Amarillo Zoo will be showing off its beautiful pride of lions.

The zoo will host a variety of special activities, along with crafts for kids and education exhibits. The lion party takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Lions are one of the most beleaguered and endangered animals in the world. In 1975, Africa held a quarter of a million lions. Today, 90 percent of those animals are gone, leaving only 25,000 of the big cats.

Due to the fragmentation of remaining lion populations, long-term hopes for lion survival are bleak. During World Lion Day, kids can learn how they can help to protect this magnificent species.