Amarillo Zoo celebrates World Lion Day Aug. 12

Come celebrate the Amarillo Zoo's amazing pride of lions and see what you can do to help this species. The zoo will celebrate World Lion Day Saturday, August 12. Come enjoy special activities, crafts and educational exhibits themed to learn more about these amazing endangered animals.

Lions once ranged far and wide across the African continent. Today, the King of the Jungle has lost over 80 percent of its possible range in just 50 years. In 1975 there were an estimated 250,000 lions in Africa. Today, only a population of 25,000 to 30,000 remain in the wild. This staggering 80-90 percent decline combined with a fragmented and isolated sub-populations offers lions little long-tern viability. Five countries are thought to have lost their populations entirely.

Zoo admission for adults is $4, $3 for seniors and $2 for children. The Amarillo Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave. and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park. For more information call (806) 381-7911 or visit the zoo website at

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm