A beautiful photo of wild lions having a drink. You can see from the lion's muzzle on the right, that this is likely after a meal.
The total lion population in Africa is thought to be only 15-20,000 individuals, a decline of more than 40% in the past 20 years. They occupy just 8% of their historical range and are now found only in the south Sahara desert and in parts of southern and eastern Africa.
Lion prides typically consist of about 15 related females and young males. 1-3 males will join the pride, staying for about 3 years or until another group of males takes over. Lions within a pride are affectionate and enjoy lots of touching, head rubbing, grooming and vocalizing. Unfortunately, many of these characteristics make lion cubs victims of the deplorable cub-petting industry.
Your purchase will benefit the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa, whose mission is to provide a self-sustaining African carnivore sanctuary for the purposes of wild species preservation through education, awareness and funding, especially pertaining to the rapid decline of large carnivores in Africa due to habitat loss, human-predator conflict, the illegal bush meat trade, unscrupulous hunting, disease and their illegal trade.