World Lion Day 2017

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World Lion Day (10th August) aims to raise awareness about the conservation issues that lions face and celebrate this magnificent beast.

In honour of World Lion Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite recent lion Instagram posts from our guests and guides. 

King of the Jungle at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

There's a reason they call him the King! What a Beautiful Cat! #africa2017 #makanyane #lion #canonphotography #theking

A post shared by Hardy Jackson (@hardycvranch) on Jul 29, 2017 at 8:00am PDT


Cubs in the Okavango Delta


Adorable lion cub spotted at Sanctuary Olonana


Watering hole at Sanctuary Chief's Camp


The Marsh Pride of lions, made famous by the BBC's Big Cat Diary


The circle of life

Sometimes the things we see on safari remind us of how cruel the world can be, but where one dies, another lives...

A post shared by Sanctuary Retreats (@sanctuaryretreats) on Jan 2, 2017 at 8:30am PST


Lion cub spotted at Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp


Lions at the pool at Sanctuary Swala

When the elephants are hogging the watering hole, it's time to take advantage of the swimming pool.

A post shared by Sanctuary Retreats (@sanctuaryretreats) on Nov 28, 2016 at 7:13am PST



Sleeping lions in the Serengeti

#Mondayblues ... anyone for a game of sleeping lions? 🦁😴⠀ ⠀ Reposting @neyamos87

A post shared by Sanctuary Retreats (@sanctuaryretreats) on Jul 17, 201 at 3:49am PDT



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