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Conservation - Activity 6 - Origami Lion

Although lions are very fierce and have no natural predators, according to the World Wildlife Fund, their populations have declined by 40% in the last three generations!

This decline is partly due to a reduction in their natural habitat (which means that areas, where they live are being changed or destroyed). It is also because human beings still hunt lions. With only around 20,000 in the wild, African Lions are officially classified as ‘vulnerable’.

Lots of charities focus on conserving and boosting numbers of Lions in the wild including"

To celebrate this beautiful big cat why not follow these instructions to make yourself a lion corner bookmark from origami? You can use it when you read more about wildlife and conservation!


We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

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