WWF Adopt a Lion
WWF Lion Gift Pack

Adopt a Lion

WWF Adopt an Animal

from £3.00 a month

  • Order by 19th December for Christmas DeliveryYour gift pack includes a cuddly lion toy, lion factbook, bookmarks, stickers, personalised certificate and photo of your lion!
  • Receive regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Lion” magazines.
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Standard Delivery

Christmas UK Delivery

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Order by 1.30pm on Tuesday 19th December 2017 to receive gift pack in time for Christmas.

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Express Delivery

If you order by 1.30pm on Wednesday 20th December 2017 your gift pack should be dispatched on the same day and arrive the day after. Express delivery costs £7.50.

Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your standard gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Adopt A Lion

Adopt a Lion

The King of the Jungle Needs You

Lions are in danger and need your help. These magnificent creatures are threatened by the destruction of their habitat. There are only 30 / 35,000 left in the wild and this number is dropping. When you adopt a lion with WWF you will be helping to protect this incredible animal from extinction.

Together with WWF you can help protect them from just £3.00 a month.

Lion cuddly toy

Lion Adoption Gift Pack with Cuddly Toy

Adopting a Lion is a great gift for big cat lovers. Not only will they be helping to protect this majestic animal, they will also receive a gift pack with super cool cuddly toy lion. Purrrfect!

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Lion Facts

5 Lion Facts

  • Africa’s population of lions has been cut in half since the 1950’s and today less than 21,000 are left on the continent.
  • The lion is the only social member of the big cat family and lives in groups known as prides which number as many as 15 lions.
  • The hunting is done mainly by females in the pride who prefer to hunt at night and work in teams to stalk and ambush prey.
  • You can hear an adult male lion’s roar as far as 8 kilometres away.
  • Lions can reach a top speed of 81 kmph when they hunt.

Why Adopt a Lion?

The lion is an apex predator which means their presence is critical for the wider ecosystem to function. They play an important role in the Savanna maintaining stable populations of the prey they hunt. In Africa the species is being hunted by humans which has resulted in lion populations falling. Another major threat is the human / lion conflict as more and more land is appropriated for farming causing dwindling populations of lion prey. Here are five reasons why you should adopt a lion.

1. Help WWF Halt Habitat Loss

The lion is the king of the jungle but is threatened by loss of habitat. You can help in the conservation of this magnificent species by helping WWF raise awareness through an animal adoption. Your money will help educate locals and hopefully make a difference in lion conservation.

2. Help Maintain a Balance Between Lions and Their Prey

Help WWF educate farmers who are clearing land for agriculture and in the process depleting the amount of prey available for lions to hunt. Unless people understand the impact of their actions on the food chain, meaningful lion conservation will not be possible.

3. Do Something About Human / Lion Conflict

By adopting a lion you will contribute to the necessary funding which allows WWF to work with local communities to reduce this conflict. With a bit of support, WWF will be able to mitigate the impact humans are having on lion populations.

 

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4. Provide the Funding for Monitoring of Lions in Their Natural Habitat

Your lion adoption will also help finance the monitoring of lions in the Maasai Mara region of Africa. One critical aspect of lion conservation is being able to monitor the species adequately. The money you spend adopting a lion will also go towards buying the equipment and providing the man power necessary to do this.

5. A Lion Adoption is the Perfect Gift Idea for Someone Special

If you know someone who loves animals, a lion adoption is the perfect present. In return they will receive a cuddly toy, gift pack and lots of other goodies.

WWF

About WWF

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

Latest News

Habitat Destruction Bringing Leopards Into Conflict With Humans

Recently a leopard wandered into school building in the Indian state of Assam and ended up mauling four people.  Forest officials think that the leopard was simply seeking somewhere to rest for the night before going hunting for prey. Workers doing some construction work entered the school in the morning and four of them were attacked ending up in hospital with everyone surviving.

President Trump’s Border Wall Will Mean The Extinction Of Jaguars In The United States

Wildlife experts and biologists believe that one-day jaguars could make a return to the United States if the country leaves a trail open for females to follow males that have been spotted in the country. There have been seven confirmed male jaguars spotted in the US since 1996. Five of those males ventured into Southern Arizona and two were seen in South-Western New Mexico. Jaguars have effectively been extinct in both places for decades.

Diver Saves Sea Turtle From Choking On Plastic Bag

A diver rescued a sea turtle from certain death after the turtle swallowed a plastic bag that ended up becoming lodged eight inches down the adult female’s throat. Saeed Rashid a lecturer at Bournemouth University was diving in the Red Sea when he came across a couple of Hawksbill turtles that were feeding on jellyfish. After snapping a number of pictures Mr Rashid realised that the female turtle was experiencing some distress and could not feed because the plastic bag was blocking her airway.

Meet The Man Trying To Save The Jaguar

Ricardo Moreno is a cat loving conservationist who has focused his efforts on protecting South America’s biggest cat, the jaguar. The jaguar used to roam across a territory that spanned nearly nine million square kilometres. Its range extended from the Southern mountains of Argentina all the way up to the Grand Canyon in the United States. Unfortunately, after decades of hunting and habitat destruction, the jaguar’s range has dramatically shrunk and in the process its population has fallen by a whopping 40 per cent.