World Lion Day 2014

Here’s to the King!

A celebration of the ‘King of all Beasts’ to raise awareness for the silent extinction these animals are suffering from.


photo from WORLD LION DAY official site

“An independent campaign working to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide. “Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves”

…The lion is an enduring symbol across the nations and has fascinated man throughout the millennia. To lose such a species would be to lose a significant part of our global heritage.”

as stated at the official ‘World Lion Day‘ campaign page.


photo © Greg Du Toit

“The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.”



Photo © Carole Deschuymere

Featured image from World Lion Day campaign  © Matusadona Lion Project

For more information please visit:
WORLD LION DAY official site    and    WORLD LION DAY at Facebook

and a lunar reminder:

Happy Full Moon!

94 Responses to “World Lion Day 2014”
  1. gageier says:

    Liebe Marina super Foto von den Löwen einen schönen Donnerstag und ein super Wochenende wünsche ich dir mit vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus in Freundschaft

  2. Very pleased to become aqcuainted with your compassionate views, Marina. Beautiful artwork, too.!

  3. gageier says:

    Liebe Marina mußte mir die so schöne Löwenfamilie noch mal ansehen einfach fantastisch einen schönen glücklichen Dienstag wünsche ich dir Klaus ganz liebe Grüße

  4. gageier says:

    Liebe Marina es sind so schöne Löwenfotos super gestaltet herrlich einen schönen Mittwoch wünscht dir Klaus

  5. Emy Will says:

    In a way it is sad that we have a day dedicated to lions in order to raise awreness. It should be lion day every day.

    Lovely pics ~ thanks for sharing ❤

  6. Aquileana says:

    Beautiful post, my friend… Lions are so amazingly gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing . Hugs, Aquileana 😀

  7. Wonderful tribute to the powerful lions!

  8. Amazing pictures for a fitting tribute! In India, the concern for tigers (only about 1700 left in the country now) overrides that for the lion, so we don’t hear much about efforts to save lions. But wow, what magnificent creatures they are!

  9. Dina says:

    A magnificent tribute to the King of the woods, Marina! 🙂
    Have a happy day,

  10. Arpon Files says:

    Después del gato, mi animal preferido. 🙂

  11. Yes! To the king and queen of the jungle! As much as I know that captivity is a necessity for some of these grand felines, the wild is where they belong. My wish for Lions Day is to respect them unmolested, in the wild. Thank you Marina!

  12. Mary says:

    Beautiful way to celebrate Lions! Happy be-lated Lion’s day Marina!

  13. The Leo here with the Aug. 10th birthday is honored to share such a happy day!

  14. I love Lions and love drawing these magnificent beings.. Thank you for highlighting World Lion be quite honest this is the first I heard of there being a Lion Day.. Many thanks for sharing…
    Love and Blessings
    Sue xox

    • Thank you, Sue! They have a quote in the campaign page for the lion which I really like: “The lion is beyond dispute, allow’d the most majestic brute; his valor and his generous mind, prove him superior of his kind” by John Gay [poet], isn’t it beautiful?!
      love and hugs xxxxxx 🙂

  15. aFrankAngle says:

    A majestic tribute to a majestic animal.

  16. I hope it is a roaring success!

  17. alexraphael says:

    I always get so much out of your posts 🙂 I had no idea this even existed.

  18. A big plushy pussycat! I do well remember Alex the lion (disney movie Madagascar)…
    The lion deserve our respect, not only during his special day, but always…
    Kisses 🙂 claudine

  19. Madhu says:

    A wonderful tribute to the king!! Thanks for the reminder Marina. I hope to catch sight of my first one later this year 🙂

  20. A beautiful post to bring awareness to these gorgeous cats, Marina. I love lions, too, and hearing of their extinction and others is so heartbreaking…thanks for sharing, my friend, and have a peaceful Sunday. ♥

    • It is truly heartbreaking that their numbers are decreasing rapidly. Hopefully our awareness might help alter this. A peaceful Full Moon Sunday to you too and a beautiful week ahead! 🙂

  21. I had no idea about World Lion Day. I love cats. Happy Lion Day. 🙂

  22. I’m a Leo, and Lions are my favourite animals. Thanks for promoting this very special and important day, Marina. I also did a post about it. 🙂

  23. This Leo person just adores Lions. The most majestic of all the creatures. 🙂

  24. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Re blogging as I don’t have a twitter share button on my tablet!

  25. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Reblogged this on Lucid Gypsy and commented:
    It’s World Lion Day today!

  26. Amazing creatures. Happy Full Moon, Marina!

  27. clinock says:

    I can relate wholeheartedly to this as you well know Marina…my spirit animal…

  28. frizztext says:

    dear Marina with at least three feelings: eyes for painting, ears for music, a heart for animals!

  29. Rajiv says:

    This is something I did not know about

  30. Dilip says:

    There is nothing as majestic as a Lion. No wonder he is acclaimed as the King of the jungle. I am with you Marina in honoring the World Lion Day.

  31. jakesprinter says:

    Great post for worlds Lion Day Marina ..Totally awesome 🙂

  32. Amy Reese says:

    To the King! What a gorgeous animal. Thanks for the photos, Marina.

  33. Bongo says:

    Those lions are regal and definitely need to be protected – but I’m glad they don’t live where I live. They might take over my house and I already have enough trouble with the two little cats.

  34. Deb says:

    Happy Lion Day! xxx

  35. donna213 says:

    Such a regal animal, it is sad their numbers are in decline. It is sad too their habitat shrinks as well.

  36. Mitch says:

    Here’s to lions everywhere!

  37. jmsabbagh says:

    Hi Marina ,there are so many Species beside the Lion on the verge of extinction ,its a worldly tragedy.Have a blessed Sunday.

  38. Wonderful. I love this.

  39. Resa says:

    It’s an exceptionally important day! Thanks for the beautiful reminder! ❤

  40. andy1076 says:

    Here’s to the lions! 🙂

  41. A very nice post. Happy Full Moon to you as well. 🙂

  42. rabirius says:

    Happy Lion’s Day

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