World Lion Day

Aug. 10, 2020

Roar this 10th August, on the eve of World Lion Day.

History of World Lion Day

This celebration of the animal kingdom’s most beautiful and fearsome creature was founded by Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to big cats. August 10th is 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 in 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.

World Lion Day is the brainchild of co-founders Dereck and Beverly Joubert, a husband-and-wife team with a passion for big cats. They began the initiative in 2013, bringing together both National Geographic and the Big Cat Initiative under a single banner to protect the remaining big cats living in the wild. 

Lions – with the scientific name Panthera leo – are the second-largest cat in the world, just behind the Asian tiger. These immense creatures, weighing between 300 and 550 pounds, have sparked the popular imagination for centuries, inspiring awe through their speed and muscular power. read more…

IGZP is home to two majestic lions Patwad and Maheswari. Patwad is a 6-year-old male and Maheswari is a 14-year-old female. We are organizing an Essay Writing Competition on the eve of Lion Day.

Language: English and Telugu

Word limit: 400 to 500


1.Only one entry per participant.

2.Please send your eassy in form of a PDF or scanned copy to "" on or before 12:00PM of the 10th of August 2020.

3.Mention your name, institution, class, contact details

4.Participate genuinely.

5.The Judge's decision is final.

6.The top 3 will be awarded prizes will be revealed on the 13th of August,2020 of the website.

Wish you all the best! Save Wildlife.

Lion Day Competiton Winners Announced

Category 1




Category 2

Pankaj Kumar

Prasad Kapane

Sujit Kumar Panda