Lion

No. 290229

by Safari Ltd
$6.99USD

Colloquially known as the king of the jungle, lions are the second largest cat on planet Earth. Endemic to Africa and India, lions are symbolic of sub-Saharan wildlife. Iconic for their enormous manes, they are one of the most popular cultural images worldwide.

  • Scientific Name: Panthera leo
  • Characteristics: Beautifully hand painted and immaculately sculpted, this lion figurine captures the proud and stoic demeanor suitable for a king. You might want to cover your ears – this colossal cat has quite the roar!
  • Size and Color: 5.5 inches long and 3 inches tall, this figurine is a bit larger than a soda can resting on its side. Like all male lions, this lion model has an illustrious dark brown mane juxtaposed with a tawny brown coat.
  • The Lion is part of the Wild Safari® Wildife collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Similar to many animals endemic to the sub-Saharan region, lions are classified as a vulnerable species on the IUCN red list. They are afflicted by many different things, including habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and illegal poaching. While sanctuaries, preserves, and legislation have been established to try and protect the remaining lion population, their numbers are still declining each on a yearly basis.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 13.5 L x 3.8 W x 7.8 H
    • Size in inches: 5.31 L x 1.5 W x 3.07 H
    • UPC: 095866290207
    Present Status Lions have a status of vulnerable, although the Asiatic lion subspecies is listed as endangered. There are roughly 350 Asiatic lions in the wild, and their numbers are in danger of decreasing due to poaching. The main threats African lions face are hunting and habitat loss. Conservation efforts include managing protected areas and establishing a second population of Asiatic lions.