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Wold Lion Day at Perth Zoo August 10, 2019

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Young lionesses Uzuri and Makeba were surprised by zookeepers with presents filled with herbs, perfumes and scents of other animals which they  tore into

ahead of World Lion Day which will be celebrated at the Perth Zoo today. They emerged cautiously into the open observation area and looked at the media contingent

and the excited school children before turning to the ice blocks and meat thrown into the area by zookeepers.

Perth Zoo is committed to safeguarding a future for big cats and hope the Perth Community will join the the World Lion celebrations at the zoo today.

Senior Zookeeper Becky Thomasson said: “It will be a fulfilled day for an important cause – to raise awareness about the plight of lions.”

Most people do not realise that in theist 25 years, we have lost half go the world’s lion population due to hunting, the exotic pet trade and unsustainable tourism practices. Devastatingly,

lions are now extinct in 26 African countries and there are fewer than 20,000 individuals left in the wild.”

“This makes the work we do more important than ever before,”said Becky. “Lions are in such peril that zoos around the world are working together to ensure we have sustainable populations in the care of good zoos, providing a safety net against extinction.”

Uzuri and Makeba arrived in Perth from Taronga Western Plains Zoo to help rebuild Western Australia’s lion pride.

World Lion Day celebrations will commence at 9am near the lion exhibit. Activities will include keeper talks, bookable Eye to Eye lion activities, craft activities and face painting.

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