Busch Gardens Celebrates World Lion Day
Busch Gardens® Tampa gathers the pride to celebrate World Lion Day on Aug 8. The international celebration brings awareness the most iconic big cat in the World and Busch Gardens is celebrating with special keeper talks, animal enrichment and lion-inspired festivities.
As populations decline sharply in Africa, the International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies lions as a vulnerable species. Busch Gardens Tampa is proud to support conservation projects that are committed to sustaining wild lion populations.
This weekend, Busch Gardens gives guests the opportunity to learn how they can help with lion conservation with World Lion Day activities. Plus, they’ll learn about the two lion prides and six lions that call the park home. All of Busch Gardens’ lions are part of the park’s participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan.
Since its inception, the SeaWorld® & Busch Gardens® Conservation Fund has supported over 25 lion conservation projects in six African countries, totaling $320,000. The Fund is currently supporting five lion conservation projects in three African countries.
Busch Gardens celebrates World Lion at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.