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Amarillo Zoo To Celebrate World Lion Day This Saturday


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.