The magniﬁcent lion is a symbol of Africa. Lions are currently found in much of sub-Saharan Africa, with key populations in protected areas in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
Lions are the most sociable of all big cats. They live in groups called prides, which usually consist of related females and their cubs, and dominant males that fight to maintain breeding rights. Adult males have a mane of hair that’s a sign of fitness and virility, and gives them added protection when fighting.
Lions are powerful and majestic, but they’re incredibly vulnerable to loss of habitat and conﬂict with people.
About 30,000-35,000 African lions remain in the wild today. Numbers have plummeted by around 30% in the past 20 years, and over 40% of their key populations are in decline. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies them as ‘vulnerable’ on its red list.
Knitted from wonderfully soft Shetland wool, our very friendly lion has a mane of Castlemilk Moorit wool, claw stitching detail and an adorable expression!
Our lions are very keen for you to know that they have glass eyes. Although very beautiful and hand made, these eyes can be dangerous for babies and small children. We are always happy to embroider the eyes for you so please remember to select this option when ordering.