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World Lion Day: PM Modi lauds those working towards conserving lions' habitat

Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent

Published on: August 10, 2023 | Updated on: August 10, 2023
August 10 is observed as World Lion Day  (Twitter/@narendramodi)

August 10 is observed as World Lion Day (Twitter/@narendramodi)

August 10 is observed as World Lion Day to raise awareness about the plight faced by lions, known as the king of the jungle, and the need to conserve the most popular animal species. Due to poaching and hunting, the number of lions in the world shrunk to over 50,000. The major objective of World Lion Day is to preserve the existing lion population. It was in 2013 that World Lion Day was observed for the first time.

Meanwhile, India has been registering a steady increase in number of lions over the last few years.

On the special day for the big wild cats, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded all those who are working towards lion conservation.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;

"World Lion Day is an occasion to celebrate the majestic lions that captivate our hearts with their strength and magnificence. India is proud to be home to the Asiatic Lions and over the last few years there has been a steady rise in the lion population in India. I laud all those working towards protecting the habitat of lions. May we continue to cherish and protect them, ensuring they thrive for generations to come."

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